SOUTHERN ASIA

Iran Map

A map of Iran that displays major cities, towns, roads, and rivers.  Satellite imagery and a terrain map shows its various mountain ranges and deserts.

REFERENCE

Iran Political Map

Iran is the second-largest landmass in the Middle East. It’s also the third most populated, after Egypt and Turkey. It’s situated along the coast of both the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf for 2,815 km (1,749 mi). Also, it shares a border with Iraq to the west, Turkey to the northeast, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the north, Turkmenistan to the northeast, as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east. Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran.

IMAGERY

Iran Satellite Map

Iran covers an area of 1,648,195 square kilometers (636,372 sq mi), which makes it smaller than Libya but larger than Egypt. The country has two major deserts. First, the Kavir Desert is in the central region. Whereas the Lut Desert is to the east. Lake Urmia is Iran’s largest wetland and was once one of the biggest saltwater lakes in the world. According to the FAO, forests cover 6.8% of Iran.

PHYSICAL

Iran Physical Map

Iran is characterized as having rugged terrain along the rim. It’s a mix of deserts, and plains along the coastal areas. It has three major mountain chains. First, the Elburz Mountains lie in the north, close to the Caspian Sea. Secondly, the Kuh Rud Mountains span the interior. Thirdly, the Zagros Mountains are located to the northwest, close to the Persian Gulf.  At 5,609 meters (18,402 ft), Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and Western Asia.