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Iran
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I. Geography – II. History – III. Society – IV. History of Religion

I. Geography

Iran has a total surface of 1,648,195 km2 and is about the size of the combined area of Germany, France, Great Britain and Spain. Roughly half the country is covered by mountains; the Demāvand, an old volcano in the Elburz mountain range to the north of the capital Tehran, is the country's highest elevation with an altitude of 5,670 m. Some 8% of…

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Koch, Heidemarie, Shaked, Shaul, Richard, Francis and Halm, Heinz, “Iran”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10532>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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