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The Islamic Republic of Iran is, as the name implies, an Islamic Republic. It covers an area of 1.648.195 square kilometres, and are home to around 82.800.000 citizens. The majority are Muslims; 99.3989%.
The currency is Rial (IRR), worth 0,00029 Danish Krone and €0,000039. The GDP is US$438.3 billion.
Iran's climate ranges from arid or semiarid, to subtropical along the Caspian coast and the northern forests, while the south is hot desert.
The fauna is rich as well, but among the larger mammals are the Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, Asiatic caracal Caracal caracal schmitzi, Common jungle cat Felis chaus chaus, Turkestan sand cat, Felis margarita thinobia, Turkestan wildcat Felis silvestris caudata, Syrian wildcat Felis silvestris nesterovi, Pallas's cat Felis manul, Caucasian lynx Lynx lynx dinniki, Persian leopard Panthera pardus saxicolor, Striped hyena Hyaena hyaena, Blanford's fox Vulpes cana, Corsac fox Vulpes corsac, Rueppell's fox Vulpes rueppelli, Common jackal Canis aureus aureus, Indian wolf Canis lupus pallipes, Steppe wolf Canis lupus campestris, Syrian brown bear Ursus arctos syriacus, Asiatic black bear Ursus thibetanus, Persian onager Equus hemionus onager, Indian wild ass Equus hemionus khur, Chinkara Gazella bennettii, Goitered gazelle Gazella subgutturosa, Mountain gazelle Gazella gazella, Dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas, Water buffalo Bubalus bubalis, Bezoar ibex Capra aegagrus aegagrus and Armenian mouflon Ovis orientalis gmelini.
Just as the fauna, the flora is real rich. Here is a complete list: Flora of Iran. I will not be looking for anything in particular, just enjoy whatever I find along the road.