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1 IRAN A presentation by: Ian Foust, Jess Harrison, Drew Hines, and Michelle Rice

2 Regions What are they? Why are they important? What kinds exist? How do they apply to Iran?

3 What is a region? A region is an area with certain unifying characteristics. Physical Natural Human and Human cultural

4 Why are regions important? Divide the world into manageable units for geographic study Helps form mental maps

5 What kinds of regions exist? FormalVernacular

6 How do regions apply to Iran? Inside Iran Southwest Asia Greater Iran Islamic Oil ProducingOilProducing Persian Gulf Conflict/Military ConflictMilitary

7 Human/Environment Interactions The impact of humans on the environment o Industry o Agriculture o Technology The impact of the environment on humans o Natural disasters o Natural resources o Topography

8 Industry in Iran Crude oil production Mining Increasing industrialization and urbanization


10 Agriculture in Iran Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides Deforestation and Overgrazing Agricultural products


12 Technology in Iran Air pollution Water pollution Piped drinking water

13 Natural Disasters Tropical Cyclones Floods and Other Weather Earthquakes


15 Natural Resources and Topography 11% Arable land Limited rainfall Minerals, metals, and oil 0% Permanent crops


17 Movement in Iran Refugee Population Emigration Rates Imports/Exports History of Movement

18 Refugee Population & Emigration Iran hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the world, with more than one million refugees, mostly from Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite this, the net emigration rate as of 2009 was -2.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population. Essentially, more people are leaving the state than are coming into it. According to estimates, between two and three million Iranian citizens have emigrated to other countries, mostly since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

19 Imports and Exports Einfuhren = (Iranian) Imports Ausfuhren = (Iranian) Exports Deutschland = Germany Vereinigte Arabische Emirate = UAE übrige Länder = Other Countries

20 Imports and Exports Exports - commodities: petroleum 80%, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets Exports - partners: China 15.3%, Japan 14.3%, India 10.4%, South Korea 6.4%, Turkey 6.4%, Italy 4.5% (2008) Imports - commodities: industrial raw materials and intermediate goods, capital goods, foodstuffs and other consumer goods, technical services Imports - partners: UAE 19.3%, China 13%, Germany 9.2%, South Korea 7%, Italy 5.1%, France 4.3%, Russ ia 4.2% (2008)

21 Quick and Dirty History Medes Unify (625–559 BCE) Cyrus the Great unifies Medes and Persians leading to the Achaemenid Empire (559–330 BCE) 499 BCE Greco-Persian Wars. Ended in 449 BCE. 334 BCE, Alexander the Great invaded. Annexed territory in 328–327 BCE Parthian Empire (238 BCE–226 CE) 224 AD, the Sassanid Empire. Parthian falls. 632 raiders from the Arab peninsula began attacking the Sassanid Empire Islamic conquest of Persia.

22 Quick and Dirty History 9th century, Islam became a dominant religion in Persia 1218, Genghis Khan invades Iran's first encompassing Shi'a Islamic state(1501) Series of new, short-lived dynasties 1722-1906 Iran's constitutional revolution 1906 1925, Reza Kahn becomes Shah (industrialization, modernization) 1951 Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh was elected prime minister Iranian Revolution began in January 1978 December 1979, the country approved a theocratic constitution Present Day. Results, modernization, relations with the West.

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