Geographical features of Iran- A blog by IRTouring ( Iran tourism blog )

Geographical Features Of Iran

Iran is situated southwestern Asia, located on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf. It lies at the easternmost edge of the geographic and cultural region known as the Middle East.

More than half of Iran’s international border of 4,430 km is coastline, including 740 km along the Caspian Sea in the north and 1,700 km along the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea in the south. Bandar-e-Abbas is the largest harbor in the south of Iran located on the Strait of Hormoz, the narrow passage separating the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea through which tens of oil tankers are heading for various destinations in different corners of the world everyday.

Iran is one of the few countries that have beautiful four seasons. In any time of year, in each part of country, one of the four seasons is visible. Iran’s variety in terms of temperature, humidity and rainfall differs from region to region and season to season. Time span of the seasons differs in different areas. Mostly people prefer travel to iran due to its climatic conditions.

Forest & Mountanious Regions
Iran is one of the world’s most mountainous areas. It contains two major mountains, 1st is called Alborz with the highest peak in Asia west of the Himalayas, Damavand (5671 m above sea level) and the 2nd one is called Zagros that cuts across the country for more than 1,600 km extending from north west to the south east of the country.

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This country is located at a high-altitude plateau covered by connected ranges of mountains. The well-known deserts of Iran are at two major regions: 1) Dasht-e-Kavir, and 2) Kavir-e-Lut. They are both some of the most arid and maybe hottest areas of their kinds in the world. There are many iran tour guide that helps tourist to visit beautiful historical places of iran.

Lakes, Seas & Rivers of Iran
Iran has a large number of rivers connected together and all remain filled almost all the year. Some permanent rivers run from the Alborz or the Zagros to the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Some temporary rivers either run into a body of water or get dried before reaching any watershed.
There are permanent and temporary lakes in Iran depending on the amount of water in them in different seasons. Such as Uromiyeh Lake, Zaribar Lake, Hamun Lake, Parishan Lake and Maharlu Lake.

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