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Iran Cities by Population


195 cities shown of 195 total Iran cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Tehran 7,153,309
2. Mashhad 2,307,177
3. Esfahan 1,547,164
4. Karaj 1,448,075
5. Tabriz 1,424,641
6. Shiraz 1,249,942
7. Qom 900,000
8. Ahvaz 841,145
9. Kahriz 766,706
10. Kermanshah 621,100
11. Rasht 594,590
12. Kerman 577,514
13. Orumiyeh 577,307
14. Zahedan 551,980
15. Hamadan 528,256
16. Azadshahr 514,102
17. Arak 503,647
18. Yazd 477,905
19. Ardabil 410,753
20. Abadan 370,180
21. Zanjan 357,471
22. Bandar 'Abbas 352,173
23. Sanandaj 349,176
24. Qazvin 333,635
25. Khorramshahr 330,606
26. Khorramabad 329,825
27. Khomeyni Shahr 277,334
28. Kashan 272,359
29. Shari-i-Tajan 255,396
30. Borujerd 251,958
31. Qarchak 251,834
32. Gorgan 244,937
33. Sabzevar 226,183
34. Najafabad 223,450
35. Neyshabur 220,929
36. Nazarabad 213,388
37. Bukan 213,331
38. Sirjan 207,645
39. Babol 202,796
40. Amol 199,382
41. Birjand 196,982
42. Bojnurd 192,041
43. Varamin 179,603
44. Malayer 176,573
45. Saveh 175,533
46. Khvoy 175,370
47. Bandar Bushehr 165,377
48. Mahabad 162,434
49. Saqqez 151,237
50. Rafsanjan 147,680
51. Ilam 140,940
52. Miandowab 132,819
53. Shahrud 131,889
54. Gonbad-e Qabus 131,416
55. Iranshahr 131,232
56. Shahr-e Kord 129,153
57. Torbat-e Heydariyeh 125,633
58. Semnan 124,826
59. Marand 124,191
60. Zabol 121,989
61. Quchan 111,752
62. Masjed Soleyman 111,510
63. Bandar-e Anzali 110,826
64. Baneh 104,799
65. Parsabad 101,661
66. Shahreza 100,790
67. Kuhdasht 100,208
68. Bam 99,268
69. Akbarabad 98,342
70. Fasa 98,061
71. Kashmar 96,151
72. Qeshm 95,000
73. Do Gonbadan 94,638
74. Kazerun 94,511
75. Ahar 94,348
76. Behshahr 93,500
77. Aligudarz 91,041
78. Qorveh 87,953
79. Borazjan 86,059
80. Salmas 81,606
81. Bonab 80,359
82. Behbahan 79,327
83. Shushtar 77,507
84. Khomeyn 77,425
85. Nahavand 76,250
86. Alvand 74,889
87. Nurabad 73,528
88. Naqadeh 73,528
89. Takestan 71,499
90. Minab 70,790
91. Abhar 69,889
92. Dehdasht 69,726
93. Chalus 69,638
94. Khash 69,603
95. Langerud 68,148
96. Damghan 67,694
97. Firuzabad 66,558
98. Nurabad 64,041
99. Darab 63,319
100. Robat Karim 62,753
101. Piranshahr 61,973
102. Kamyaran 61,642
103. Esfarayen 59,678
104. Asadabad 59,617
105. Zarand 58,983
106. Torbat-e Jam 58,928
107. Shahriar 58,849
108. Ardakan 58,834
109. Harsin 57,647
110. Abadeh 56,988
111. Malard 56,745
112. Abyek 55,128
113. Bijar 53,871
114. Pishva 53,856
115. Kangavar 53,414
116. Bandar-e Ganaveh 52,750
117. Borujen 52,654
118. Shahr-e Babak 52,409
119. Shush 52,284
120. Meybod 51,874
121. Sarpol-e Zahab 51,611
122. Takab 51,541
123. Herowabad 51,024
124. Oshnaviyeh 50,661
125. Khorram Darreh 50,528
126. Tabas 49,993
127. Mollavarjan 49,843
128. Istgah-e Garmsar 49,491
129. Rehnan 49,143
130. Neka' 48,847
131. Bandar-e-Emam Khomeyni 48,061
132. Babolsar 48,051
133. Shah Pasand 47,590
134. Rudsar 47,502
135. Azna 47,482
136. Chah Bahar 47,287
137. Omidiyeh 46,983
138. Chenaran 46,940
139. Sarakhs 46,499
140. Dehloran 46,002
141. Neyriz 45,506
142. Hashtpar 45,305
143. Golpayegan 44,916
144. Gonabad 43,465
145. Sonqor 43,174
146. Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh 42,784
147. Susangerd 41,443
148. Shahin Dezh 41,442
149. Ravar 40,167
150. Qayen 40,157
151. Astara 39,065
152. Ramhormoz 38,821
153. Javanrud 38,657
154. Taybad 37,513
155. Tonekabon 37,501
156. Dorcheh Piaz 37,462
157. Shadegan 37,220
158. Bardsir 37,192
159. Mehriz 36,720
160. Eqbaliyeh 36,709
161. Fereydun Kenar 34,097
162. Kalaleh 33,700
163. Kelishad 33,630
164. Dowlatabad 33,607
165. Delijan 33,508
166. Farrokh Shahr 32,391
167. Qarah Zia' od Din 31,947
168. Bafq 31,215
169. `Ajab Shir 29,675
170. Qahderijan 29,392
171. Damavand 29,144
172. Bahar 28,645
173. Juybar 28,404
174. Aleshtar 27,701
175. Semirom 27,220
176. Gerash 25,316
177. Farsan 25,071
178. Bandar-e Lengeh 22,768
179. Aghajari 21,785
180. Khvansar 21,146
181. Kish 20,922
182. Ramshir 19,454
183. Taft 19,394
184. Abdanan 19,360
185. Paveh 17,779
186. Hashtrud 16,888
187. Ardestan 16,058
188. Tafresh 14,399
189. Mehran 11,831
190. Fereydunshahr 11,562
191. Kuh Sefid 2,850
192. Khani Yek 2,493
193. Khavas Kuh 1,971
194. pamas 1,081
195. Famast 1,081





Iran History

Iran is a founding member of the UN, NAM, OIC and OPEC. The political system of Iran, based on the 1979 Constitution, comprises several intricately connected governing bodies. The highest state authority is the Supreme Leader. Shia Islam is the official religion and Persian is the official language.

The term Iran in modern Persian derives from the Proto-Iranian term Arynm first attested in Zoroastrianism's Avesta tradition. Ariya- and Airiia- are also attested as an ethnic designator in Achaemenid inscriptions. The term rn, from Middle Persian rn is found on the inscription that accompanies the investiture relief of Ardashir I at Naqsh-e Rustam. In this inscription, the king's appellation in Middle Persian contains the term rn, while in the Parthian language inscription that accompanies it, the term aryn describes Iran. In Ardashir's time, rn retained this meaning, denoting the people rather than the state.

Notwithstanding this inscriptional use of rn to refer to the Iranian peoples, the use of rn to refer to the geographical empire is also attested in the early Sassanid period. An inscription relating to Shapur I, Ardashir's son and immediate successor, includes regions which were not inhabited primarily by Iranians in rn regions, such as Armenia and the Caucasus. In Kartir's inscriptions the high priest includes the same regions in his list of provinces of the antonymic Anrn. Both rn and aryn comes from the Proto-Iranian term Arynm, of the Aryas. The word and concept of Airyanem Vaejah is present in the name of the country Iran inasmuch as Iran is the modern Persian form of the word Aryn."

The country has always been known to its own people as Iran, however in the outside world, the official name of Iran from the 6th century BC until 1935 was Persia or similar foreign language translations. In that year, Reza Shah asked the international community to call the country by the name Iran"". A few years later, some Persian scholars protested to the government that changing the name had separated the country from its past, so in 1949 Mohammad Reza Shah announced that both terms could officially be used interchangeably. Now both terms are common, but ""Iran"" is used mostly in the modern political context and ""Persia"" in a cultural and historical context. Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the official name of the country has been the ""Islamic Republic of Iran.""",,"Iran is the eighteenth largest country in the world. Its area roughly equals that of the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany combined, or slightly less than the state of Alaska. Its borders are with Azerbaijan and Armenia to the north-west; the Caspian Sea to the north; Turkmenistan to the north-east; Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east; Turkey and Iraq to the west; and finally the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south. Iran's area is 1,648,000 km.

Iran consists of the Iranian Plateau with the exception of the coasts of the Caspian Sea and Khuzestan. It is one of the world's most mountainous countries, its landscape dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaux from one another. The populous western part is the most mountainous, with ranges such as the Caucasus, Zagros and Alborz Mountains; the latter contains Iran's highest point, Mount Damavand at 5,610 m, which is not only the country's highest peak but also the highest mountain on the Eurasian landmass west of the Hindu Kush. The Northern part of Iran is covered by dense rain forests called Shomal or the Jungles of Iran. The eastern part consists mostly of desert basins such as the Dasht-e Kavir, Iran's largest desert, in the north-central portion of the country, and the Dasht-e Lut, in the east, as well as some salt lakes. This is because the mountain ranges are too high for rain clouds to reach these regions. The only large plains are found along the coast of the Caspian Sea and at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, where Iran borders the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab river. Smaller, discontinuous plains are found along the remaining coast of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.







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