Official Name: 8
Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran
short form: Iran
int’l long form: Islamic Republic of Iran
ISO Country Code: IR, IRN
Local Time = UTC +3.5h
Summer UTC +4.5
Country Calling Code: +98
Capital City: Tehran
With an area of 1,648,195 km², Iran is almost three times the size of France or slightly smaller than Alaska.
Most of the country is situated on the Iranian Plateau (a geological formation in Western and Central Asia), except for the coastal regions at the Caspian Sea and the Khuzestan Province in the southwest at the Persian Gulf. The Zagros Mountains in the west form the largest mountain range in Iran, Iraq, and southeastern Turkey. In Iran’s north towers the Elburz or Alborz mountain range that stretches from the border of Azerbaijan along the western and entire southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Mount Damavand, at 5,610 m (18,410 ft), is Iran’s highest mountain located in the Elburz mountain range.
Iran has a population of 83 million people (in 2020) . The country’s largest city is Tehran, which is the capital and the political and economic center of the republic.
Other major cities are Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and Qom.
Spoken languages are Persian (Farsi, official), Kurdish, Azeri, Arabic, Baluchi.
Medical Education in Iran:
Iran has some of the oldest and biggest universities.Iran has a very good educational infrastructure.The medical education of Iran is considered to be on of the best in Asia.Over the years Iran has been one of the favourite destinations to get medical education for Indian and Pakistani students, the education is offered on a very subsidised fee with scholarships to meritorious students . The education is mainly offered in English language.
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