Full Name of Region: Islamic Republic of Iran Size: 636,296 square miles; slightly larger than Alaska Capital city: Tehran Population: 68,688,433 (July 2006 est.) Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea; between Iraq and Pakistan Climate: Mostly arid or semiarid; subtropical along Caspian coast Terrain: Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with…
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