Largest Cities in Iran

Facts about Iran (Islamic Republic)

Official languages: Persian, Kurdish
Capital: Tehran
Area: 1,648,000 km²
Population: 76.9 million residents
Population density: 46.68 residents per km²
Currency: IRR
Internet TLD: .ir
ISO codes: IR, IRN, 364
The telephone code for Iran (Islamic Republic) is +98

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(The) Iran (Persian ايران Irān, completely Islamic Republic of Iran), before 1935 at the international level Persia, is a state in the Middle East. With around 80 million residents (as of 2016) and an area of ​​1,648,195 square kilometers, it is one of the 20 largest and most populous countries in the world. The capital, largest city and economic and cultural center of Iran is Tehran, other megacities are Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Karaj, Shiraz, Ahvaz and Qom. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been a state that calls itself the Islamic Republic.

Iran consists largely of high mountains and dry, desert-like basins. Its location between the Caspian Sea and the Strait of Hormuz on the Persian Gulf makes it an area of ​​great geostrategic importance with a long history going back to antiquity.
Thanks to its natural resources, above all the largest natural gas and fourth largest oil reserves in the world, Iran has a great influence on the world’s supply of fossil fuels. Apart from that, the Iranian economy was in a deep crisis for a long time, partly due to the high proportion of inefficient state-owned companies, corruption and the sanctions in the wake of the conflict over the Iranian nuclear program.

Biggest Cities of Iran by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Tehran, Iran 7,153,420 35.6944 51.4215
2 Mashhad, Iran 2,307,288 36.3156 59.568
3 Isfahan, Iran 1,547,275 32.6525 51.6746
4 Karaj, Iran 1,448,186 35.8327 50.9916
5 Tabriz, Iran 1,424,752 38.08 46.2919
6 Shiraz, Iran 1,250,053 29.6103 52.5311
7 Qom, Iran 900,111 34.6401 50.8764
8 Ahvaz, Iran 841,256 31.319 48.6842
9 Pasragad Branch, Iran 787,989 34.7777 48.4717
10 Kahriz, Iran 766,817 34.3838 47.0553
11 Kermanshah, Iran 621,211 34.3142 47.065
12 Rasht, Iran 594,701 37.2761 49.5886
13 Kerman, Iran 577,625 30.2832 57.0788
14 Orumiyeh, Iran 577,418 37.5527 45.076
15 Zahedan, Iran 552,091 29.4963 60.8629
16 Hamadan, Iran 528,367 34.7992 48.5146
17 Azadshahr, Iran 514,213 34.7905 48.5701
18 Arak, Iran 503,758 34.0949 49.6981
19 Yazd, Iran 478,016 31.8972 54.3675
20 Ardabil, Iran 410,864 38.2498 48.2933
21 Abadan, Iran 370,291 30.3392 48.3043
22 Zanjan, Iran 357,582 36.6764 48.4963
23 Bandar Abbas, Iran 352,284 27.1865 56.2808
24 Sanandaj, Iran 349,287 35.3149 46.9988
25 Qazvin, Iran 333,746 36.2688 50.0041
26 Khorramshahr, Iran 330,717 30.4408 48.1843
27 Khorramabad, Iran 329,936 33.4878 48.3558
28 Khomeyni Shahr, Iran 277,445 32.6856 51.5361
29 Sari, Iran 255,507 36.5633 53.0601
30 Borujerd, Iran 252,069 33.8973 48.7516
31 Qarchak, Iran 251,945 35.4287 51.5754
32 Gorgan, Iran 245,048 36.8427 54.4439
33 Sabzevar, Iran 226,294 36.2126 57.6819
34 Najafabad, Iran 223,561 32.6344 51.3668
35 Neyshabur, Iran 221,040 36.2133 58.7957
36 Nazarabad, Iran 213,499 35.9541 50.6061
37 Bukan, Iran 213,442 36.521 46.2089
38 Sirjan, Iran 207,756 29.4514 55.6809
39 Babol, Iran 202,907 36.5513 52.679
40 Amol, Iran 199,493 36.4696 52.3507
41 Birjand, Iran 197,093 32.8663 59.2211
42 Bojnurd, Iran 192,152 37.4747 57.329
43 Varamin, Iran 179,714 35.3242 51.6457
44 Malayer, Iran 176,684 34.3016 48.8217
45 Saveh, Iran 175,644 35.0213 50.3566
46 Khowy, Iran 175,481 38.5503 44.9521
47 Bushehr, Iran 165,488 28.9689 50.8366
48 Mahabad, Iran 162,545 36.7631 45.7222
49 Saqqez, Iran 151,348 36.2499 46.2735
50 Rafsanjan, Iran 147,791 30.4067 55.9939
51 Ilam, Iran 141,051 33.6374 46.4227
52 Miandoab, Iran 132,930 36.9667 46.1096
53 Shahrud, Iran 132,000 36.4182 54.9763
54 Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran 131,527 37.25 55.1672
55 Iranshahr, Iran 131,343 27.2024 60.6848
56 Shahr-e Kord, Iran 129,264 32.3256 50.8644
57 Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran 125,744 35.274 59.2195
58 Semnan, Iran 124,937 35.5769 53.3921
59 Marand, Iran 124,302 38.4329 45.7749
60 Zabol, Iran 122,100 31.0306 61.4949
61 Quchan, Iran 111,863 37.106 58.5095
62 Masjed Soleyman, Iran 111,621 31.9364 49.3039
63 Bandar-e Anzali, Iran 110,937 37.4732 49.4579
64 Baneh, Iran 104,910 35.9975 45.8853
65 Parsabad, Iran 101,772 39.6482 47.9174
66 Kuhdasht, Iran 100,319 33.5334 47.61
67 Bam, Iran 99,379 29.106 58.357
68 Akbarabad, Iran 98,453 29.2464 52.7793
69 Fasa, Iran 98,172 28.9383 53.6482
70 Yasuj, Iran 96,897 30.6682 51.588
71 Kashmar, Iran 96,262 35.2383 58.4656
72 Dogonbadan, Iran 94,749 30.3586 50.7981
73 Kazerun, Iran 94,622 29.6195 51.6541
74 Ahar, Iran 94,459 38.4774 47.0699
75 Behshahr, Iran 93,611 36.6923 53.5526
76 Marivan, Iran 91,775 35.5183 46.183
77 Aligudarz, Iran 91,152 33.404 49.6918
78 Alvand, Iran 90,111 36.1893 50.0643
79 Qorveh, Iran 88,064 35.1664 47.8056
80 Borazjan, Iran 86,170 29.2699 51.2188
81 Shirvan, Iran 82,901 37.3967 57.9295
82 Salmas, Iran 81,717 38.1973 44.7653
83 Bonab, Iran 80,470 37.3404 46.0561
84 Shahre Jadide Andisheh, Iran 80,111 35.6803 51.0193
85 Behbahan, Iran 79,438 30.5959 50.2417
86 Shushtar, Iran 77,618 32.0497 48.8484
87 Khomeyn, Iran 77,536 33.6389 50.08
88 Nahavand, Iran 76,361 34.1909 48.3745
89 Alvand, Iran 75,000 36.3189 49.1677
90 Naqadeh, Iran 73,639 36.9553 45.388
91 Nurabad, Iran 73,639 34.0734 47.9725
92 Takestan, Iran 71,610 36.0706 49.6957
93 Minab, Iran 70,901 27.131 57.0872
94 Abhar, Iran 70,000 36.1468 49.218
95 Dehdasht, Iran 69,837 30.7949 50.5646
96 Chalus, Iran 69,749 36.655 51.4204
97 Khash, Iran 69,714 28.2211 61.2158
98 Langarud, Iran 68,259 37.1955 50.1526
99 Damghan, Iran 67,805 36.1679 54.3429
100 Firuzabad, Iran 66,669 28.8438 52.5707
101 Nurabad, Iran 64,152 30.114 51.5217
102 Darab, Iran 63,430 28.7519 54.5444
103 Robat Karim, Iran 62,864 35.4846 51.0829
104 Piranshahr, Iran 62,084 36.701 45.1413
105 Kamyaran, Iran 61,753 34.7956 46.9355
106 Esfarayen, Iran 59,789 37.0765 57.5101
107 Asadabad, Iran 59,728 34.7824 48.1201
108 Zarand, Iran 59,094 30.8127 56.564
109 Torbat-e Jam, Iran 59,039 35.244 60.6225
110 Shahriar, Iran 58,960 35.6588 51.0578
111 Ardakan, Iran 58,945 32.31 54.0175
112 Harsin, Iran 57,758 34.2721 47.5861
113 Abadeh, Iran 57,099 31.1608 52.6506
114 Malard, Iran 56,856 35.6659 50.9767
115 Abyek, Iran 55,239 36.0667 50.55
116 Bijar, Iran 53,982 35.8668 47.6051
117 Pishva, Iran 53,967 35.308 51.7267
118 Kangavar, Iran 53,525 34.5043 47.9653
119 Bandar-e Genaveh, Iran 52,861 29.5791 50.517
120 Borujen, Iran 52,765 31.9652 51.2873
121 Shahr-e Babak, Iran 52,520 30.1165 55.1186
122 Shush, Iran 52,395 32.1942 48.2436
123 Meybod, Iran 51,985 32.2501 54.0166
124 Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran 51,722 34.4611 45.8626
125 Takab, Iran 51,652 36.4009 47.1133
126 Khalkhal, Iran 51,135 37.6184 48.5293
127 Oshnaviyeh, Iran 50,772 37.0397 45.0983
128 Khorramdarreh, Iran 50,639 36.2078 49.1953
129 Tabas, Iran 50,104 33.5959 56.9244
130 Falavarjan, Iran 49,954 32.5553 51.5097
131 Istgah-e Rah Ahan-e Garmsar, Iran 49,602 35.2346 52.3094
132 Rehnan, Iran 49,254 32.6833 51.6016
133 Neka, Iran 48,958 36.6508 53.299
134 Babolsar, Iran 48,162 36.7025 52.6576
135 Azadshahr, Iran 47,701 37.0864 55.1722
136 Rudsar, Iran 47,613 37.137 50.2917
137 Azna, Iran 47,593 33.6095 48.9307
138 Chabahar, Iran 47,398 25.2919 60.643
139 Omidiyeh, Iran 47,094 30.7628 49.7023
140 Chenaran, Iran 47,051 36.6455 59.1212
141 Sarakhs, Iran 46,610 36.5449 61.1577
142 Dehloran, Iran 46,113 32.6941 47.2679
143 Neyriz, Iran 45,617 29.1988 54.3278
144 Hashtpar, Iran 45,416 37.7966 48.9052
145 Golpayegan, Iran 45,027 33.4537 50.2884
146 Gonabad, Iran 43,576 34.3529 58.6837
147 Sonqor, Iran 43,285 34.7819 47.5994
148 Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Iran 42,895 37.2632 49.9432
149 Susangerd, Iran 41,554 31.5635 48.1896
150 Shahin Dezh, Iran 41,553 36.6793 46.5669
151 Ravar, Iran 40,278 31.2656 56.8055
152 Qa’en, Iran 40,268 33.7265 59.1844
153 Nowshahr, Iran 40,111 36.6485 51.4962
154 Astara, Iran 39,176 38.4291 48.872
155 Ramhormoz, Iran 38,932 31.28 49.6035
156 Javanrud, Iran 38,768 34.7961 46.5172
157 Qasr-e Qand, Iran 37,833 26.2483 60.7525
158 Taybad, Iran 37,624 34.74 60.7756
159 Tonekabon, Iran 37,612 36.8163 50.8738
160 Dorcheh Piaz, Iran 37,573 32.6153 51.5556
161 Shadegan, Iran 37,331 30.6492 48.665
162 Bardsir, Iran 37,303 29.9227 56.5743
163 Mahriz, Iran 36,831 31.5843 54.4428
164 Eqbaliyeh, Iran 36,820 35.3022 51.5358
165 Mohr, Iran 35,111 27.5552 52.8836
166 Fereydunkenar, Iran 34,208 36.6864 52.5225
167 Kalaleh, Iran 33,811 37.379 55.493
168 Kelishad va Sudarjan, Iran 33,741 32.5512 51.5276
169 Dowlatabad, Iran 33,718 32.7998 51.6955
170 Delijan, Iran 33,619 33.9905 50.6838
171 Farrokh Shahr, Iran 32,502 32.2717 50.9801
172 Qarah Zia’ od Din, Iran 32,058 38.8915 45.0255
173 Bafq, Iran 31,326 31.6035 55.4025
174 Pasargad, Iran 29,936 30.2019 53.18
175 `Ajab Shir, Iran 29,786 37.4776 45.8943
176 Qahderijan, Iran 29,503 32.5767 51.455
177 Damavand, Iran 29,255 35.7184 52.0696
178 Bahar, Iran 28,756 34.9072 48.4414
179 Juybar, Iran 28,515 36.6412 52.9124
180 Bardaskan, Iran 28,344 35.2622 57.9707
181 Fuman, Iran 27,874 37.224 49.3125
182 Aleshtar, Iran 27,812 33.8642 48.2626
183 Semirom, Iran 27,331 31.4167 51.5667
184 Gerash, Iran 25,427 27.6697 54.1359
185 Farsan, Iran 25,182 32.2569 50.561
186 Qeshm, Iran 25,111 26.9492 56.2691
187 Darreh Shahr, Iran 25,072 33.1445 47.3799
188 Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran 22,879 26.5579 54.8807
189 Aghajari, Iran 21,896 30.7006 49.8315
190 Khvansar, Iran 21,257 33.2205 50.315
191 Mahdishahr, Iran 21,111 35.7107 53.3539
192 Kish, Iran 21,033 26.5578 54.0194
193 Abrisham, Iran 20,111 32.5561 51.5732
194 Ramshir, Iran 19,565 30.8932 49.4079
195 Taft, Iran 19,505 31.7438 54.2028
196 Abdanan, Iran 19,471 32.9926 47.4198
197 Paveh, Iran 17,890 35.0434 46.3565
198 Padegan-e Manjil, Iran 17,507 36.7415 49.4161
199 Nikshahr, Iran 17,111 26.2258 60.2143
200 Hashtrud, Iran 16,999 37.4779 47.0508
201 Ardestan, Iran 16,169 33.3761 52.3694
202 Tafresh, Iran 14,510 34.6931 50.016
203 Fannuj, Iran 13,111 26.5758 59.6397
204 Mehran, Iran 11,942 33.1222 46.1646
205 Fareydunshahr, Iran 11,673 32.941 50.121
206 Sharifabad, Iran 8,981 35.4275 51.7853
207 Khark, Iran 8,307 29.2614 50.3306
208 Shahrak-e Pabedana, Iran 6,614 31.1344 56.3981
209 Nashtarud, Iran 5,948 36.7509 51.0236
210 Shahrak-e Emam Hasan, Iran 5,505 35.4885 51.3457
211 Aq Qayeh, Iran 5,225 37.2747 55.1589

Iran: Tehran

The name Tehran comes from Old Persian and roughly means “warm place”. That already indicates that the summers in the city are very dry and hot. Tehran is between 900 and 1500 meters above sea level. Pretty high, isn’t it?

Several times a year there are light earthquakes in the capital of Iran, as the city is located in an earthquake-prone zone. Scientists have found that there could be a powerful quake about every 150 years that would destroy large parts of the city.

Neighboring countries of Iran

 

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