Iran country size and borders length
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Iran country size and borders length

The size of the country of Iran and the length of the borders with their neighborhood’s countries

Iran, located in the heart of the Middle East, boasts an expansive territory that spans vast distances and borders several countries, making it a key geopolitical player in the region. With a total land area of approximately 1,648,195 square kilometers, Iran ranks as the 17th largest country in the world, offering a diverse landscape that ranges from rugged mountains and arid deserts to fertile plains and coastal regions. Bordering Iraq to the west, Turkey to the northwest, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the north, Turkmenistan to the northeast, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south, Iran shares extensive borders with its neighboring nations, totaling over 5,000 kilometers in length. These borders serve as vital geopolitical boundaries, shaping Iran’s relations with its neighbors and influencing regional dynamics. With its strategic location and expansive territory, Iran serves as a gateway to the Middle East, welcoming travelers from around the world to discover its treasures and embark on unforgettable journeys across its vast and varied terrain.

To have a better idea about the length of the country and border length in all corners across the neighboring countries, please have a look at the maps below:



Iran West road distance

Iran Travel Guide Route map



Iran’s South Road

South Iran map


Iran East road distance

Iran East border length



Iran North Road Distance

North Iran Caspian Sea Tour



The distance of the diameter of the country from northwest to southeast is about 2761 km. This distance is approximately equal between Paris to Istanbul.  This route is popular for cyclists or riders who travel through Iran from Turkey to Pakistan. 

Overland Iran trip


Iran has a total of 5,894 km (3,662 mi) land borders with Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. With a total of 2,440 km coastline, it has maritime borders with 6 other countries: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

Please take a look at the post “Iran’s main tourist cities distances” which has very useful information for those who would like to prepare a travel itinerary to Iran.


Iran tourist cities distances



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