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Definition/Scope: Country covering an area of 636,300 square miles in southwestern Asia. It is bounded on the north by Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and the Caspian Sea, on the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and on the west by Turkey and Iraq. Iran also controls about a dozen islands in the Persian Gulf. More than 30 percent of its 4,770-mile boundary is seacoast. The capital is Tehran (Teheran).

Used For:

Islamic Republic of Iran



Broader Terms:

independent states (by name)
Middle East
Southwest Asia

Narrower Terms:

Ahwaz (Iran)
Badr Organization
Bandar Abbas, Iran
Bushehr, Iran
Hashtgerd, Iran
Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Qods Force
Mashhad, Iran
Mujahadin-e Khalq Organization
Natanz, Iran
Semnan, Iran
Tehran, Iran

Related Terms:

Great Salt Desert
IMF members
Jaysh al-Mahdi
OIC members
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Tigris-Euphrates Delta
UN Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group
UN members

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