Flag of Iran

Flag of Iran

The flag of Iran is composed of three horizontal stripes of green, white, and red color. Traditionally, the green stands for Islam, white stripe, which is slightly wider, represents hope and peace, and the red stripe should provide courage in battles. These colors were adopted in 1907 already, but the central motif of the flag was until 1979, when Iran became the Islamic Republic, a lion with sword looking at the rising sun. Later, the lion was replaced by a red tulip motif, which is composed of five parts, each of which represents one pillar of Islam. The boundary between the green and white stripe and the red and white stripe is made of eleven inscriptions "God is great" in kufic script.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Kabul 25,500,100 652,090 km2
Flag of Armenia Armenia Yerevan 3,017,400 29,800 km2
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku 9,477,100 86,600 km2
Flag of Iraq Iraq Baghdad 34,035,000 438,317 km2
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Islamabad 185,914,000 796,095 km2
Flag of Turkey Turkey Ankara 76,667,864 783,562 km2
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Ashgabat 5,240,000 488,100 km2

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Main information

Country
Iran
Capital city
Tehran
Population
77,288,000 (2014)
Total area
1,648,200 km2
Formation
1. 4. 1979
Highest point
Damavand (5,610 m)
GDP
$ 12,986 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
iranian rial (IRR)
Code
IR (IRN)
Calling code
+98
Internet TLD
.ir

Country is member of

By continents
Asia
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Írán (Teherán)
English
Iran (Tehran)
German
Iran, Islamische Republik (Teheran)
French
Iran (Téhéran)
Italian
Iran (Teheran)
Spanish
Irán (Teheran)
Russian
Иран (Тегеран)
Slovak
Irán (Teherán)
Polish
Iran (Teheran)
Portuguese
Irão (Teerã)
Chinese
伊朗 (德黑兰)
Japanese
イラン (テヘラン)
Turkish
İran (Tahran)
Norwegian
Iran (Teheran)
Swedish
Iran (Teheran)
Hungarian
Irán (Teherán)
Dutch
Iran (Teheran)
Danish
Iran (Teheran)
Finnish
Iran (Teheran)
Hebrew
איראן (טהראן)

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