Map showing the location of Iran in the Middle East. Map from Equal Earth, public domain.

Physical Geography Facts About Iran

Caitlin Dempsey

Iran, known officially as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country located in the Middle East.  

Rud-e-Gaz and Rud-e-Hara Wetlands, Iran

Caitlin Dempsey

This satellite image captured of southern Iran shows what an arid and inhospitable area most of this region is.