(ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN)

(WIPO code: IR) (last revised January 2021)

by Law Offices of POUYAN, AGHABABIAN & CO., Tehran – Dr. Cyrus Pouyan

General Information

Area

1,648,195 sq. km.

Population

83,560,162 (estimated 2020).

Capital

Tehran with approx. 13,260,000 inhabitants.

Official Language

Persian.

Currency

rials.

General Remarks

The geopolitical importance of Iran as a stable communications bridge in the area, has doubled after the disruption of the former USSR. There are railway links between landlocked former soviet republics and the Persian Gulf through Iran. The government, with a view to encourage import and export trade, has established several free commercial-industrial zones in the country’s southern areas, for example in Kish Island and Gheshm Island in the Persian Gulf and Chahbahar Port on the Oman Sea, and has also established special economic zones. There is an inclination to join WTO in due course.