What Countries Border Iran?

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Iran is bounded to the northwest by Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia, to the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the north by Turkmenistan and to the west by Iraq. The country shares around 228 miles of its borders with Turkey, 428 miles with Azerbaijan, 27 miles with Armenia, 596 miles with Pakistan, 572 miles with Afghanistan, 713 miles with Turkmenistan and 994 miles with Iraq.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, formerly known as Persia, ranks as the 18th largest country in the world, and it covers a total land area of 636,372 sq mi. It is surrounded by the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Caspian Sea, with a coastal region of 1,392 miles.