Iran

Iran

Iran

Country in the Middle East

Iran is an Islamic republic on the Persian Gulf with historical sites dating to the Persian Empire. Extensive marble ruins mark Persepolis, the empire’s capital founded by Darius I in the 6th century B.C. The modern capital, Tehran, is home to opulent Golestan Palace, seat of the Qajar Dynasty (1794–1925), plus modern landmarks such as the 435m-high Milad Tower.

CapitalTehran

CurrencyIranian rial

Supreme leaderAli Khamenei

PresidentHassan Rouhani

Population80.28 million (2016)

Iran

Iran