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Outline of Iran

The location of Iran
An enlargeable map of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Iran:

Iransovereign country located in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.[1] Iran is bound by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south and the Caspian Sea to its north. Shi'a Islam is the official religion, and Persian is the official language.[2] The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 square kilometres (636,372 sq mi), Iran has a population of over seventy million. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 4000 BC.[3][4][5] Throughout history, Iran has been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and is a regional power.[6][7] The political system of Iran, based on the 1979 Constitution, comprises several intricately connected governing bodies. The highest state authority is the Supreme Leader, currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Iran 2
    • Environment of Iran 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Iran 2.1.1
    • Regions of Iran 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Iran 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Iran 2.2.2
        • Provinces of Iran 2.2.2.1
        • Counties of Iran 2.2.2.2
        • Municipalities of Iran 2.2.2.3
    • Demography of Iran 2.3
  • Government and politics of Iran 3
    • Branches of the government of Iran 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Iran 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Iran 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Iran 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Iran 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Iran 3.3
    • Military of Iran 3.4
    • Local government in Iran 3.5
  • History of Iran 4
    • History of Iran, by period 4.1
      • Pre-Islam Iranian history 4.1.1
      • Post-Islam Iranian history 4.1.2
      • Pahlavi and contemporary history of Iran 4.1.3
    • History of Iran, by subject 4.2
  • Culture of Iran 5
    • Art in Iran 5.1
    • Sports in Iran 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Iran 6
  • Education in Iran 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable map of Iran

Geography of Iran

An enlargeable topographic map of Iran
 Iraq 1,458 km
 Turkmenistan 992 km
 Afghanistan 936 km
 Pakistan 909 km
 Azerbaijan 611 km
 Turkey 499 km
 Armenia 35 km
  • Coastline: 2,440 km[9]

Environment of Iran

An enlargeable satellite image of Iran

Natural geographic features of Iran

Regions of Iran

Ecoregions of Iran

Main article: Ecoregions in Iran

Administrative divisions of Iran

Main article: Administrative divisions of Iran
Provinces of Iran



Counties of Iran
Municipalities of Iran

Demography of Iran

Main article: Demographics of Iran

Government and politics of Iran

Main article: Government of Iran and Politics of Iran

Branches of the government of Iran

Executive branch of the government of Iran

Legislative branch of the government of Iran

  • Majlis of Iran (unicameral parliament)
    • drafts legislation
    • ratifies international treaties
    • approves the national budget
  • Guardian Council
    • 12 members
      • 6 appointed by the Supreme Leader
      • 6 elected by the Majlis
    • Powers and responsibilities:
      • Supervises elections
      • Approves or rejects candidates for President, Majlis, and the Assembly of Experts
      • Reviews all bills passed by the Majlis for constitutionality and compatibility with Islamic law, and approves or vetos them
  • Expediency Discernment Council
    • Appointed by Supreme Leader
    • Main purpose is to mediate disputes between the Majlis and the Council of Guardians
    • Also serves as an advisory board to the Supreme Leader

Judicial branch of the government of Iran

Foreign relations of Iran

International organization membership

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Iran

Main article: Law of Iran

Military of Iran

Main article: Military of Iran

Local government in Iran

History of Iran

Main article: Current events of Iran
Classic 4-mirrors Chahar-Ai-Ne (Persian چهاﺮآﻳنه)

History of Iran, by period

Pre-Islam Iranian history

Post-Islam Iranian history

Pahlavi and contemporary history of Iran

History of Iran, by subject

Culture of Iran

Main article: Culture of Iran

Art in Iran

Sports in Iran

Main article: Sports in Iran

Economy and infrastructure of Iran

Main article: Economy of Iran

Education in Iran

Main article: Education in Iran

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^
  3. ^ Xinhua, "New evidence: modern civilization began in Iran", 10 August 2007, retrieved 1 October 2007
  4. ^ Iran Daily, "Panorama", 3 March 2007, retrieved 1 October 2007 Archived January 24, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Iranian.ws, "Archaeologists: Modern civilization began in Iran based on new evidence", 12 August 2007, retrieved 1 October 2007
  6. ^ parliament.uk, "Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eighth Report, Iran, retrieved 1 October 2007
  7. ^ IRAN @ 2000 and Beyond lecture series, opening address, W. Herbert Hunt, 18 May 2000, retrieved 1 October 2007
  8. ^
  9. ^ Iran also borders the Caspian Sea, a remnant of the ancient Paratethys Sea.

External links

  • The President of Iran
  • Iran Electoral Archive
  • The Majlis (Legislature) of Iran (Persian)
  • Iran.ir
  • Persian language (Persian)
  • Outline of Iran travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Outline of Iran at DMOZ
  • First Iranians: Reference Articles on Iran By Manouchehr Saadat Noury
  • Iranian Innovations
  • Faces of Iran: The World in One Nation (a sequence of still photographs, showing the richness of the ethnic and religious diversity of the people of Iran), YouTube.
  • Rageh Inside Iran, a BBC Four production, 17 February 2007,
  • Farhad Nabipour, From Persia to Iran, Part I, AMIR Productions, 4 November 2006 (slide show accompanied with Pink Floyd and Persian music — 28 min 8 sec), Google. Highly recommended!
  • Farhad Nabipour, From Persia to Iran, Part II, AMIR Productions, 10 November 2006 (slide show accompanied with Pink Floyd and Persian music — 21 min 46 sec), Google.
  • Some Iranian folk-songs sung by Shusha Guppy in the 1970s:
    Silver Gun (from Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province), My Beloved is Short (from the Fars Province), The Water Pipe, You Must Come to Me (from Mamasani County), Darling Dareyne (from the Mazandaran Province).
    For further details see: Iranian.
  • Nir Rosen, Selling the War with Iran, The Washington Note, Thursday, May 1, 2008, [1].
  • The Second International Festival of Peace Poetry, Iran, 16 May 2009: (English), (Persian).
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