Iran is the 18th largest country in the world. Iran is located in the Middle East, in southwestern Asia. It is bordered by the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman; Turkey and Iraq to the west, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia to the north, and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east.
Iran has a long history of scholarship that has created a rich culture of art, literature, poetry, music, cuisine, and architecture. Ancient Iranian thinkers wrote influential texts on philosophy and medicine, and it was an Iranian mathematician who invented algebra. Iran’s universities are among the most respected in the Middle East.
Regions of Iran
Iran is divided into five regions with thirty-one provinces. The five administrative regions are Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Kermanshah, and Mashhad.
Iran Natural Resources
Iran has vast amounts of fuel resources such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Other mineral resources include chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, sulfur, and zinc.