Iran Transportation System

IRAN

Iran National air transport system:

number of registered air carriers: 15 (2015)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 228 (2015)

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 15,003,958 (2015)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 107,184,869 mt-km (2015)

Iran Civil aircraft registration country code prefix:

EP (2016)

Iran Airports:

319 (2013)

country comparison to the world: 22

Iran Airports – with paved runways:

total: 140 (2017)

over 3,047 m: 42 (2017)

2,438 to 3,047 m: 29 (2017)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 26 (2017)

914 to 1,523 m: 36 (2017)

under 914 m: 7 (2017)

Iran Airports – with unpaved runways:

total: 179 (2013)

over 3,047 m: 1 (2013)

2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (2013)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 9 (2013)

914 to 1,523 m: 135 (2013)

under 914 m: 32 (2013)

Iran Heliports:

26 (2013)

Iran Pipelines:

7 km condensate, 973 km condensate/gas, 20794 km gas, 570 km liquid petroleum gas, 8625 km oil, 7937 km refined products (2013)

Iran Railways:

total: 8,484 km (2014)

standard gauge: 8,389.5 km 1.435-m gauge (189.5 km electrified) (2014)

broad gauge: 94 km 1.676-m gauge (2014)

country comparison to the world: 25

Iran Roadways:

Iran Waterways:

850 km (on Karun River; some navigation on Lake Urmia) (2012)

country comparison to the world: 69

Iran Merchant marine:

total: 720

by type: bulk carrier 31, container ship 25, general cargo 336, oil tanker 17, other 311 (2018)

country comparison to the world: 31

Iran Ports and terminals:

major seaport(s): Bandar-e Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Emam

container port(s) (TEUs): Bandar Abbas (2,607,000) (2017)


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Iran Military expenditures:

5% of GDP (2017)

4.4% of GDP (2016)

4.4% of GDP (2015)

3.3% of GDP (2014)

4.3% of GDP (2013)

country comparison to the world: 8

Iran Military branches:

Islamic Republic of Iran Regular Forces (Artesh): Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense Headquarters; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Qods Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces (2019)

Iran Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18-24 months; women exempt from military service (2019)


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Iran Disputes – international:

Iran protests Afghanistan’s limiting flow of dammed Helmand River tributaries during drought; Iraq’s lack of a maritime boundary with Iran prompts jurisdiction disputes beyond the mouth of the Shatt al Arab in the Persian Gulf; Iran and UAE dispute Tunb Islands and Abu Musa Island, which are occupied by Iran; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia ratified Caspian seabed delimitation treaties based on equidistance, while Iran continues to insist on a one-fifth slice of the sea; Afghan and Iranian commissioners have discussed boundary monument densification and resurvey

Iran Refugees and internally displaced persons:

refugees (country of origin): 2.5-3.0 (1 million registered, 1.5-2.0 million undocumented) (Afghanistan) (2017); 28,268 (Iraq) (2018)

Iran Trafficking in persons:

current situation: Iran is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor; organized groups sex traffic Iranian women and children in Iran and to the UAE and Europe; the transport of girls from and through Iran en route to the Gulf for sexual exploitation or forced marriages is on the rise; Iranian children are also forced to work as beggars, street vendors, and in domestic workshops; Afghan boys forced to work in construction or agriculture are vulnerable to sexual abuse by their employers; Pakistani and Afghan migrants being smuggled to Europe often are subjected to forced labor, including debt bondage

tier rating: Tier 3 – Iran does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, and is not making significant efforts to do so; the government does not share information on its anti-trafficking efforts, but publically available information from NGOs, the media, and international organizations indicates that Iran is not taking adequate measures to address its trafficking problems, particularly protecting victims; Iranian law does not prohibit all forms of human trafficking; female victims find it extremely difficult to get justice because Iranian courts accord women’s testimony half the weight of men’s, and female victims of sexual abuse, including trafficking, are likely to be prosecuted for adultery; the government did not identify or provide protection services to any victims and continued to punish victims for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being trafficked; the government made some effort to cooperate with neighboring governments and an international organization to combat human trafficking and other crimes (2015)

Iran Illicit drugs:

despite substantial interdiction efforts and considerable control measures along the border with Afghanistan, Iran remains one of the primary transshipment routes for Southwest Asian heroin to Europe; suffers one of the highest opiate addiction rates in the world, and has an increasing problem with synthetic drugs; regularly enforces the death penalty for drug offences; lacks anti-money laundering laws; has reached out to neighboring countries to share counter-drug intelligence


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Iran Capital Flag:

three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red; the national emblem (a stylized representation of the word Allah in the shape of a tulip, a symbol of martyrdom) in red is centered in the white band; ALLAH AKBAR (God is Great) in white Arabic script is repeated 11 times along the bottom edge of the green band and 11 times along the top edge of the red band; green is the color of Islam and also represents growth, white symbolizes honesty and peace, red stands for bravery and martyrdom

Iran Currency:

Iranian rial


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Iran Energy Resources

IRAN

Iran Electricity access:

electrification – total population: 100% (2016)

Iran Electricity – production:

272.3 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 15

Iran Electricity – consumption:

236.3 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17

Iran Electricity – exports:

6.822 billion kWh (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 28

Iran Electricity – imports:

4.221 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 44

Iran Electricity – installed generating capacity:

77.6 million kW (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 16

Iran Electricity – from fossil fuels:

84% of total installed capacity (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 75

Iran Electricity – from nuclear fuels:

1% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 29

Iran Electricity – from hydroelectric plants:

15% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 103

Iran Electricity – from other renewable sources:

0% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 193

Iran Crude oil – production:

4.469 million bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 4

Iran Crude oil – exports:

750,200 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 16

Iran Crude oil – imports:

0 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 144

Iran Crude oil – proved reserves:

157.2 billion bbl (1 January 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 4

Iran Refined petroleum products – production:

1.764 million bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 11

Iran Refined petroleum products – consumption:

1.804 million bbl/day (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 12

Iran Refined petroleum products – exports:

397,200 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 21

Iran Refined petroleum products – imports:

64,160 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 72

Iran Natural gas – production:

214.5 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 3

Iran Natural gas – consumption:

206.9 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 4

Iran Natural gas – exports:

11.64 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 18

Iran Natural gas – imports:

3.993 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 40

Iran Natural gas – proved reserves:

33.72 trillion cu m (1 January 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 2

Iran Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

638.3 million Mt (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 10


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Iran Telephones – fixed lines:

total subscriptions: 31,182,812 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 9

Iran Telephones – mobile cellular:

total subscriptions: 87,106,508 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 106 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 18

Iran Telephone system:

general assessment: opportunities for telecoms growth, but the disadvantage of lack of significant investment; one of the largest populations in the Middle East with a huge demand for services; mobile penetration is high with over 125% accessing 2G & 3G; 4G LTE becoming available; Iranian-net, is currently expanding a fiber network to have 8 million customers by 2020

domestic: 38 per 100 for fixed-line and 106 per 100 for mobile-cellular subscriptions; heavy investment by Iran’s state-owned telecom company has greatly improved and expanded both the fixed-line and mobile cellular networks; a huge percentage of the cell phones in the market have been smuggled into the country

international: country code – 98; submarine fiber-optic cable to UAE with access to Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line runs from Azerbaijan through the northern portion of Iran to Turkmenistan with expansion to Georgia and Azerbaijan; HF radio and microwave radio relay to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Kuwait, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; satellite earth stations – 13 (9 Intelsat and 4 Inmarsat)

Iran Broadcast media:

state-run broadcast media with no private, independent broadcasters; Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the state-run TV broadcaster, operates 19 nationwide channels including a news channel, about 34 provincial channels, and several international channels; about 20 foreign Persian-language TV stations broadcasting on satellite TV are capable of being seen in Iran; satellite dishes are illegal and, while their use is subjectively tolerated, authorities confiscate satellite dishes from time to time; IRIB operates 16 nationwide radio networks, a number of provincial stations, and an external service; most major international broadcasters transmit to Iran (2018)

Iran Internet country code:

.ir

Iran Internet users:

total: 36.07 million (July 2016 est.)

percent of population: 44.1% (July 2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 19

Iran Broadband – fixed subscriptions:

total: 10,057,769 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17


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Iran One Page Summary:

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Iran Background and Introduction

IRAN

Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces led by Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to commonly as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts (AOE) – a popularly elected 88-member body of clerics. US-Iranian relations became strained when a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and held embassy personnel hostages until mid-January 1981. The US cut off diplomatic relations with Iran in April 1980. During the period 1980-88, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf and led to clashes between US Navy and Iranian military forces. Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US, UN, and EU economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement in terrorism and concerns over possible military dimensions of its nuclear program. Following the election of reformer Hojjat ol-Eslam Mohammad KHATAMI as president in 1997 and a reformist Majles (legislature) in 2000, a campaign to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction was initiated. The movement floundered as conservative politicians, supported by the Supreme Leader, unelected institutions of authority like the Council of Guardians, and the security services reversed and blocked reform measures while increasing security repression.

Starting with nationwide municipal elections in 2003 and continuing through Majles elections in 2004, conservatives reestablished control over Iran’s elected government institutions, which culminated with the August 2005 inauguration of hardliner Mahmud AHMADINEZHAD as president. His controversial reelection in June 2009 sparked nationwide protests over allegations of electoral fraud, but the protests were quickly suppressed. Deteriorating economic conditions due primarily to government mismanagement and international sanctions prompted at least two major economically based protests in July and October 2012, but Iran’s internal security situation remained stable. President AHMADINEZHAD’s independent streak angered regime establishment figures, including the Supreme Leader, leading to conservative opposition to his agenda for the last year of his presidency, and an alienation of his political supporters. In June 2013 Iranians elected a centrist cleric Dr. Hasan Fereidun ROHANI to the presidency. He is a longtime senior member in the regime, but has made promises of reforming society and Iran’s foreign policy. The UN Security Council has passed a number of resolutions calling for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities and comply with its IAEA obligations and responsibilities, and in July 2015 Iran and the five permanent members, plus Germany (P5+1) signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran held elections in 2016 for the AOE and Majles, resulting in a conservative-controlled AOE and a Majles that many Iranians perceive as more supportive of the ROHANI administration than the previous, conservative-dominated body. RUHANI was reelected president in May 2017. Economic concerns once again led to nationwide protests in December 2017 and January 2018 but they were contained by Iran’s security services. In May 2018, the US withdrew from the JCPOA and reinstituted economic sanctions on Iran in November.


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Iran Location:

Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan

Iran Geographic coordinates:

32 00 N, 53 00 E

Iran Map references:

Middle East

Iran Area:

total: 1,648,195 sq km

land: 1,531,595 sq km

water: 116,600 sq km

country comparison to the world: 19

Iran Area – comparative:

almost 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska

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Iran Land boundaries:

total: 5,894 km

border countries (7): Afghanistan 921 km, Armenia 44 km, Azerbaijan 689 km, Iraq 1599 km, Pakistan 959 km, Turkey 534 km, Turkmenistan 1148 km

Iran Coastline:

2,440 km – note: Iran also borders the Caspian Sea (740 km)

Iran Maritime claims:

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: bilateral agreements or median lines in the Persian Gulf

contiguous zone: 24 nm

continental shelf: natural prolongation

Iran Climate:

mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast

Iran Terrain:

rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts

Iran Elevation:

mean elevation: 1,305 m

lowest point: Caspian Sea -28 m

highest point: Kuh-e Damavand 5,625 m

Iran Natural resources:

petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur

Iran Land use:

agricultural land: 30.1% (2011 est.)

arable land: 10.8% (2011 est.) / permanent crops: 1.2% (2011 est.) / permanent pasture: 18.1% (2011 est.)

forest: 6.8% (2011 est.)

other: 63.1% (2011 est.)

Iran Irrigated land:

95,530 sq km (2012)

Iran Population distribution:

population is concentrated in the north, northwest, and west, reflecting the position of the Zagros and Elburz Mountains; the vast dry areas in the center and eastern parts of the country, around the deserts of the Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut, have a much lower population density

Iran Natural hazards:

periodic droughts, floods; dust storms, sandstorms; earthquakes

Iran Environment – current issues:

air pollution, especially in urban areas, from vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; oil pollution in the Persian Gulf; wetland losses from drought; soil degradation (salination); inadequate supplies of potable water; water pollution from raw sewage and industrial waste; urbanization

Iran Environment – international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation

Iran Geography – note:

strategic location on the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, which are vital maritime pathways for crude oil transport


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Iran Population:

83,024,745 (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 17

Iran Nationality:

noun: Iranian(s)

adjective: Iranian

Iran Ethnic groups:

Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Iran Languages:

Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic

Iran Religions:

Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4% (2011 est.)

Iran Age structure:

0-14 years: 24.23% (male 10,291,493 /female 9,823,838)

15-24 years: 14.05% (male 5,973,320 /female 5,689,501)

25-54 years: 48.86% (male 20,698,748 /female 19,863,223)

55-64 years: 7.39% (male 3,022,134 /female 3,113,443)

65 years and over: 5.48% (male 2,111,390 /female 2,437,655) (2018 est.)

population pyramid:

Iran Dependency ratios:

total dependency ratio: 40.2 (2015 est.)

youth dependency ratio: 33.1 (2015 est.)

elderly dependency ratio: 7.1 (2015 est.)

potential support ratio: 14.2 (2015 est.)

Iran Median age:

total: 30.8 years

male: 30.5 years

female: 31 years (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 114

Iran Population growth rate:

1.19% (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 92

Iran Birth rate:

17.4 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 102

Iran Death rate:

5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 186

Iran Net migration rate:

-0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 108

Iran Population distribution:

population is concentrated in the north, northwest, and west, reflecting the position of the Zagros and Elburz Mountains; the vast dry areas in the center and eastern parts of the country, around the deserts of the Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut, have a much lower population density

Iran Urbanization:

urban population: 74.9% of total population (2018)

rate of urbanization: 1.71% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Iran Major urban areas – population:

8.896 million TEHRAN (capital), 3.097 million Mashhad, 2.041 million Esfahan, 1.605 million Shiraz, 1.585 million Karaj, 1.582 million Tabriz (2018)

Iran Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female

total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2018 est.)

Iran Maternal mortality rate:

25 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 123

Iran Infant mortality rate:

total: 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 16.6 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 14.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 98

Iran Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 74.2 years

male: 72.8 years

female: 75.6 years (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 127

Iran Total fertility rate:

1.96 children born/woman (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 124

Iran Contraceptive prevalence rate:

77.4% (2010/11)

Iran Health expenditures:

6.9% of GDP (2014)

country comparison to the world: 84

Iran Physicians density:

1.14 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Iran Hospital bed density:

0.2 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Iran Drinking water source:

improved:

urban: 97.7% of population

rural: 92.1% of population

total: 96.2% of population

unimproved:

urban: 2.3% of population

rural: 7.9% of population

total: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)

Iran Sanitation facility access:

improved:

urban: 92.8% of population (2015 est.)

rural: 82.3% of population (2015 est.)

total: 90% of population (2015 est.)

unimproved:

urban: 7.2% of population (2015 est.)

rural: 17.7% of population (2015 est.)

total: 10% of population (2015 est.)

Iran HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate:

0.1% (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 112

Iran HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS:

60,000 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 56

Iran HIV/AIDS – deaths:

3,500 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 37

Iran Major infectious diseases:

degree of risk: intermediate (2016)

food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea (2016)

vectorborne diseases: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (2016)

Iran Obesity – adult prevalence rate:

25.8% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 47

Iran Children under the age of 5 years underweight:

4.1% (2011)

country comparison to the world: 88

Iran Education expenditures:

3.8% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 119

Iran Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write (2016 est.)

total population: 85.5%

male: 90.4%

female: 80.8% (2016 est.)

Iran School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 15 years

male: 15 years

female: 15 years (2015)

Iran Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

total: 28.4%

male: 24.2%

female: 43.7% (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 39


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