Iran Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Alaska 2013
Area > Land 1.64 million sq km 2008 18th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 24.84 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 68th out of 224
Area > Total 1.65 million sq km 2013 19th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 228 2011 159th out of 178
Climate mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast 2013
Coastline 2,440 km 2014 52nd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 32 00 N, 53 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 636,313 square miles 2013 8th out of 98
Land use > Arable land 10.05% 2013 105th out of 246
Location Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan 2013
Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur 2013
Population density > People per sq. km 41.71 people/m² 2005 138th out of 202
Surface area > Sq. km 1.65 million km² 2005 17th out of 204
Terrain rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts 2013


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Iran Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4