Formal Name: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran is a county in southwest Asia, country of mountains and deserts, neighboring Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east, and Turkey and Iraq on the west. Tehran is the capital. It holds one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world. Official language of Iran is Persian.
Iran is prone to Earthquake, flood, storm, landslide and drought.
Bam Earthquake (December 2003)
The earthquake on 26 December 2003 with magnitude 6.3-6.6 destroyed most of the acient city of Bam and nearby villages, and killed more than 26,000 people.
Drought (April 1999)
Severe drought in 1999 cut wheat production by more than 3 million tonnes, or about 25 percent compared to the previous year. It affected estimated 37,000,000 people.
Earthquake (June 1990)
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred in the Gilan Province between the towns of Rudbar and Manjil in northern Iran on 21 June 1990. Estimated 40,000 people were killed and 710,000 people affected due to this earthquake.