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About IRAN

Iran at a glance
Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, country in southwestern Asia, located on the eastern shore of the Persian Gulf with an area of 1,648,195 square kilometers, Iran lies at the eastern most edge of the geographic and cultural region known as the Middle East and it is the second largest country in this area. The country is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian Sea, and Turkmenistan; on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; on the south by the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf; and on the west by Iraq and Turkey. It is divided into 28 provinces and has 241 towns and cities. Iran’s capital and largest city is Tehran, located in the northern part of the country, with about 12million people population.

The country's population, while technically and linguistically diverse, is almost entirely Muslim.
The population of Iran was estimated at 66,128,965 in 2001, 36.8 million live in urban, and the rest in rural areas. This figure is more than double the 1975 population of 33,379,000. 44 percent of the population was under age 15, 53 percent was between 15 and 64, and only 4 percent was aged 65 or older. Overall population density in 2001 was 40 persons per sq km (104 per sq mi).
However Iran is a semiarid land but the various climate of the country make the possibility of growing most agricultural plants, vegetables and fruits.

Iran has the best pistachio and other dry nuts. One of the unique fruits of Iran is pomegranate which could be found in many different varieties from very sour to very sweet and even sub acid. In Neyriz town where the green farm facilities are located you can find the best pomegranates of Iran (Rabab). The traditional pomegranate syrup is a famous sauce which uses in the Iranian cuisine.
Iran is one of the members of OPEC (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries) and has large oil and gas reservoirs



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