Where is Iran?

Iran is located in the Middle East region at latitude 32.427908 and longitude 53.688046 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 32° 25' 40.47'' N
  • 53° 41' 16.97'' E

You can see the location of Iran on the world map below:

Iran Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Iran (IR) are:

  1. Afghanistan (AF)
  2. Armenia (AM)
  3. Azerbaijan (AZ)
  4. Iraq (IQ)
  5. Pakistan (PK)
  6. Turkey (TR)
  7. Turkmenistan (TM)

Maritime Borders

Iran borders with Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the Caspian Sea.

Pin showing Iran on a map

Iran (Islamic Republic of) Related Content

Iran Key Facts

CountryIran (Islamic Republic of)
CoordinatesLatitude: 32.427908
Longitude: 53.688046
Country CodesAlpha 2: IR
Alpha 3: IRN
Country Flag Emoji🇮🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+98
Capital cityTehran
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Middle East
Country Area1,648,195 sq km
Population 202185,028,760
World Rank: 18
Median Age31.9
Life expectancy73.9
Major languagesPersian
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:30
Internet TLD.ir
Biggest AirportMehrabad International Airport (THR)
Average temperature21.00 °C
69.80 °F
Administrative Divisions31 provinces
Political systemTheocracy

Iran Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionMiddle East & North Africa
CurrencyIranian Rial (IRR)
GDP in 2020$231.5 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 46
GDP per capita in 2020$2,757
World Rank: 136
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, India, Germany
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Iraq, Turkey

Biggest Cities in Iran

Here are the largest cities in Iran based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Tehran 13,819,000
Mashhad 3,001,184
Esfahan 1,961,260
Karaj 1,592,492
Shiraz 1,565,572
Tabriz 1,558,693
Qom 1,201,158
Ahvaz 1,184,788
Kermanshah 945,651
Orumiyeh 736,224

Map of Iran with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Middle East Region