Iran: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 78,192,200
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 8.12 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code IR
3-letter ISO code IRN
Numeric ISO code 364
UN Region[1] Southern Asia
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CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Iran (/aɪˈræn/ or /ɪˈrɑːn/; Persian: Irān – ایران‎‎ [ʔiːˈɾɒːn]), also known as Persia (/ˈpɜːrʒə/ or /ˈpɜːrʃə/), officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (جمهوری اسلامی ایران – Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān [d͡ʒomhuːˌɾije eslɒːˌmije ʔiːˈɾɒːn]), is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and Azerbaijan; to the north by Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world. With 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 0 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 121 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 5,183,911,292 MWh/year 17 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 1,326.08 Million Short Tons 26 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 29,610,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 2 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 137,600,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 3 2010 CIA World Factbook

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Iran.

  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Iran is a country in Asia.
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