Iran

By Lucy and Kazhal

Location

Iran is in the Northern and Eastern hemisphere in Asia.

Some country's near Iran are;


  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkey
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia



Close bodies of water are


  • The Persian Gulf
  • Caspian Sea
  • Gulf of Oman
  • Strait of Hormuz
  • The Arabian Sea.


In Iran, rain is scarce and precious. The climate varies in different parts of the country. People have to save up on rain water to water crops. Water sources are scattered and the population is bigger near them (water sources).

Place

Iran is unique because it is home to one of the worlds largest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdom in 2800 B.C.E. An interesting fact about Iran is the first human rights declaration in the world was made by the Persian king, Cyrus the great, in 536 B.C.


Here are some man made landmarks in Iran.


Iran has a limited government so the people have more freedom than some other countries. The GDP of Iran (Gross Domestic Product: the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during on year) is about $990.2 billion.

Iran is gradually changing from a nominal constitutional monarchy into a theocratic democracy. There is both a Supreme Leader and a President. The President’s name is Hassan Rouhani. And the Supreme Leader’s name is Ali Khamenei.

There is NO Prime Minister

Voting age is sixteen and the president (elected by the people) works for a four-year term.



Human Environment Interaction

Iran's land is gifted with oil. Iran produces the 4th largest amount of oil in the world. Iran plays a huge part in oil industry. They export oil to other countries all around the world and that affects a lot of people including us all the way in the US. Some other natural resources found in Iran would be; petroleum, natural gas, uranium, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc and sulfur.


Like all the other countries in the world, Iran is getting more and more polluted.

Movement

Peopl communicate by speaking, writing, emails, calling, texting and listening.


Goods, people, and natural resources are transported by boats, car, truck, train, and airplane.


Tehran transportation is difficult because it is a big city and there is lots of traffic. The Persian Gulf is located right under Iran so water transportation is available.

Region

Located in the middle east, north of the Persian Gulf. Near the countries Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey and etc.


Landforms and Biomes

Iran is filled with mountains and plateaus. It is dominated with the Elburz Mountains in the north and the Zagros Mountains in the western borders.


The country's largest body of water would be Lake Urnia and it's most significant river, the Karun.


Lake Urnia is located in the far northwest and Karun is located in the southwestern corner of the country.



Iran's highest point would be Mt. Damavand which reaches 18 934 feet or 5 771 meters.


Cities

Iran's capital city is Tehran with the population of 7 million people. That is about twice the population of Los Angeles!!!


Some other major cities are:


  • Mashhad
  • Isfahan
  • Esfahan
  • Karaj


Saudi Arabia and Iran

Compare and contrast:


  • Saudi Arabia is bigger in size
  • Iran's population is about 77 million while Saudi Arabia's population is about 23 million meaning Iran
  • Saudi Arabia produces more oil



Culture

Most of Iran is Islamic.


The official language of Iran is Persian but there are currently about 75 languages being spoken in Iran.


Traditional clothing
The food in Iran is a mix of greek and indian. They use fresh ingredients. Iranians diet on fresh fruits, vegetables, meat ( ex. lamb, goat, beef and chicken) and rice. Pork is prohibited.
Iranian traditional food and street food in Tehran presstv

Current Events

Iran nuclear talks: US 'not stupid' -John Kerry


Summary: There is more than potential for nuclear weapons and armament in Iran, and John Kerry says that Washington continues to have doubts about Iran and their willingness to take back their nuclear program.


Effect: Both sides (the West and Iran) are not coming to an agreement. Riots around and in Iran, either agreeing or disagreeing with President Rouhani. The West are hoping to negotiate and some people in Iran do not want that while others are totally up for it.



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