Iran: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 32.31408 / longitude: 53.68258

General information


In 2021 the GDP was $359,713,152,725 USD, which ranks it number 40 in the world. The local currency (IRR) is represented by the symbol ﷼.


The average length of time residents spend in school is 15 years (including tertiary education). You can find famous universities here like Islamic Azad University, University of Tehran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sharif University of Technology, Isfahan University of Technology.


Country territory measures 1,648,195 km², a postcode system is employed and the main cities are: تهران, Tehran, مشهد, فولادشهر, اصفهان. Tehran serves as this nation's capital and the country shares a border with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan. People from this country speak these languages: Persian.


There are 79,615,300 inhabitants, or 1.07% of the population of planet earth. 31.70 years is the median age in this country and the birth growth rate is at 0.93%.


Example of famous dishes in this country: Chelo kabab, Ghormeh sabzi. You can find some UNESCO listed places: Tchogha Zanbil, Persepolis, Meidan Emam, Esfahan, Takht-e Soleyman, Pasargadae.

Good to know

The country's websites have the domain name ".ir", phone numbers start with +98, the ISO code is IR Visit to learn more about this nation.


ISO code IR
Capital Tehran
Population 79,615,300
World percentage 1.07%
Median age 31.70 years
Population growth rate 0.93%
Main cities
Spoken languages Persian
GDP (2021) $359,713,152,725
GDP position #40
Currency code IRR
Currency symbol
School life expectancy 15 years
National dish Chelo kabab, Ghormeh sabzi
TLD .ir
Phone prefix +98