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General Description of the Country Iran

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,...

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