Located in the Middle East, The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s 17th largest country with a total land area of 1,648,195 square kilometers. It is situated between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Its capital Tehran is the country’s most populated and largest city.

Badab-e Surt Spring, Iran
Badab-e Surt Spring | Photo by Hadi Karimi under creative commons

Key Facts About Iran

Location The Middle East, bordering Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan Turkey, and Turkmenistan
CurrencyIranian Rial
Currency Conversion1IRR = 0.000024USD
ClimateIran has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. 
Population82+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageFarsi (Persian) is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Iran

  • Persepolis
  • Amir Chakhmaq Square
  • Eram Garden
  • Maranjab Salt Lake
  • Badab-e Surt Spring
  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
  • Nasir-ol-molk Mosque
  • Ali Qapu
  • Niavaran Palace
  • Borj-e Azadi
  • Mount Damavand
  • Vank Cathedral