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Iran

Iran Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • 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
  • Area > Water: Total water 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Alaska 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly larger than Alaska 2008
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
Area > Water 116,600 sq km 2013 5th out of 246
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
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
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

Citation

"Iran Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iran/Geography

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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