Total Area: 1,648,200 km²
GDP (in million USD): 337,901
Iran or Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. The country is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Iran is not the closed society some would believe. It is working through major changes, and is not inhospitable to foreigners. Foreigners may own or lease property if the property is for commercial or industrial use, or for a personal residence. In the latter case, the foreigner must normally be resident in Iran. Foreigners may not own agricultural lands.
For non-residents, the Council of Ministers may grant the right to own a dwelling to a foreigner who lacks a permanent residence permit, but travels regularly to Iran for tourism and/or seasonal recreation.