Iran - HIstory geography climate culture economy government
Iran is a country located in the Middle East. Below it is the
Gulf of Oman and to the west is the Persian Gulf. On the east is
Afghanistan and to the north is Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea.
The total area of Iran is 632,457 square miles, which is slightly
larger than Alaska and about 6 times smaller than the United
States. Iran has about 65,612,000 people which is about 100
people per square mile. That means that the United States has
close to 3 times the size in population than Iran.
Iran is split up into three regions of land forms. The first is
the coast along the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman which has high
temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. In the inland part of the
plateau in can also hit 120 degrees. In the capital city Tehran,
which is located at the edge of the Elburz Mountains, the average
temperature is about 36 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 85
degrees Fahrenheit in July. In the nearby city of Abadan, which
is on the coast of Iran up in the corner of the Persian Gulf, the
temperatures are about the same, even though it's right by the
Persian Gulf getting the warm air from the the water. The Plateau
of Iran is very dry throughout most of it because the annual
precipitation is about 1 or 2 inches. On the coast of the Persian
Gulf they get 10 inches to 15 inches per year. In the Zagros and
Elburz Mountain ranges, the precipitation is about 50 inches
annually. Rivers in Iran are low in the summer time because most
of them are on flat land. The only rivers that stay high are the
ones that run from mountains. Like the Karun River, which flows
from the Zagros Mountains into Khorramshahr. It is supposedly the
most navigable river in Iran. The highest peak in Iran is Mount
Damavand at 18,934 feet, it is part of the Elburz mountain range.
The second highest peak is Mount Kalar, which is 14,100 feet... Continues...