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Iran. Iran. Once known as Persia Oil rich nation Slightly larger than Alaska Two mountain ranges: Elburz and Zagros Mountains Oil rich nation. Zagros Mountains. Elburz Mountains. Iran. Industries: Textiles, metal goods, construction materials, carpets Crops:

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Iran

  • Once known as Persia

  • Oil rich nation

  • Slightly larger than Alaska

  • Two mountain ranges:

    • Elburz and Zagros Mountains

  • Oil rich nation


Zagros Mountains

Elburz Mountains


Iran

  • Industries:

    • Textiles, metal goods, construction materials, carpets

  • Crops:

    • Wheat, rice, sugar beets, cotton

    • World’s largest producer of pistachio nuts



Iranian people
Iranian People

  • Population: 66.6 million

    • ½ million are Persians

  • Language: Farsi (Persian)

  • 65% live in urban areas

  • Capital: Tehran (also largest city)

  • 2 million refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Religion: Islam (98%)


Iran s government
Iran’s Government

  • Center of Persian empire 2,000 years ago

    • Ruled by shahs (kings)

  • 1979-Religious leaders overthrew the monarchy

  • Islamic Republic-a government run by Islamic religious leaders

  • New laws introduced based on Quran


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