Iran Neighboring Countries:
, Saudi Arabia
, United Arab Emirates
Regional Maps: Asia
, Middle East
Where is Iran?
Iran Satellite Image
Iran is located in the Middle East, in southwestern Asia. It is bordered by the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman; Turkey and Iraq to the west, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia to the north, and Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east.
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Iran and all of Asia in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Iran is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
If you are interested in Iran and the geography of Asia our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Asia that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers,cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Abadan, Ahvaz, Ardabil, Astara, Bafq, Bakhtarun, Bam, Bandar Beheshti, Bandar-e Abbas, Bandar-e Bushehr, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bazman, Birjand, Bojnurd, Dezful, Esfahan (Isfahan), Eslamslahr, Gorgan, Hamadan, Ilam, Jask, Kangan, Karaj, Kashan, Kerman, Khorramabad, Khvoy, Mahabad, Maragheh, Mashhad, Orumiyeh, Qazvin, Qomsheh, Qorn, Rasht, Saidabad (Sirjah), Sanandaj, Sarakhs, Sari, Semnan, Shahr-e Kord, Shahrud, Shiraz, Sirjan, Tabriz, Tajrish, Tehran, Yasuj, Yazd, Zahedan and Zanjin.
Caspian Sea, Daryacheh-ye Bakhtegan Lake, Daryacheh-ye Namak, Daryacheh-ye Orumiyeh (Lake Urmia), Daryacheh-ye Sistan Lake, Daryacheh-ye Tashk Lake, Dasht-e Kavir (Salt Desert), Dasht-e Lut, Gulf of Bahrain, Gulf of Oman, Gwater Bay, Hamun-e Jaz Murian Lake, Hamun-e Saberi Lake, Kopetdag Mountains, Kuhha-ye Zagros (Zagros Mountains), Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf), Reshteh-ye Alborz (Elburz Mountains), Rud-e Karun and Strait of Hormuz.
Iran Natural Resources:
Iran has vast amounts of fuel resources such as petroleum, natural gas and coal. Other mineral resources include chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, sulfur and zinc.
Iran Natural Hazards:
Iran has natural hazards, which include periodic droughts, floods, dust storms, sandstorms, and earthquakes.
Iran Environmental Issues:
Iran has a number of environmental issues. These include water pollution from raw sewage and industrial waste, and oil pollution in the Persian Gulf. Iran has inadequate supplies of potable water; however, there are also wetland losses due to drought. The land issues include urbanization, deforestation, overgrazing, desertification, and soil degradation from salination. Iran has air pollution, especially in the urban areas, from vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents.
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