Islamic Republic of Iran is the vast
plateau country, crossroads between the Middle East
and the rest of Asia, a land where history and ancient
civilisations are steeped in mystery and legend.
Ranking as the fifteenth populous country in the world,
Iran with a total population of 58,500,000 demonstrated
an annual growth of 3.6% during late 1980s and early
Encompassing a 1,648195 Sq. km area and strategically
located in the middle east region, Iran is situated
both in the northern hemisphere and east of Greenwich
meridian on 25-40 degree lat and 43-63 degree long.
Iraq with 1,280 km border and Turkey with 470 km border
neighbour Iran in the west. Armenia, Azerbaijan and
Turkmenistan republic together constitute a 1,740 km
shared border with Iran in the north where as Afghanistan
and Pakistan also share 1680 km borders with Iran in