4th ICMM Pan-Asia Pacific Congress On Military Medicine

4th ICMM PAN-ASIA PACIFIC CONGRESS ON
MILITARY MEDICINE

12 (Fri) – 15 (Mon) October 2018, Tehran, Iran

International Committee of Military Medicine
Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics of Islamic Republic of Iran
General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran

About Iran



Iran is situated in the south west of Asia, in the Middle East. It has an area of about 1.6 million square kilometers and with a population of about 85 million; Iran is one of the biggest countries in the region. Tehran is the largest and most populated city and also serves as the counties’ capital. The country is neighbored to the East by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the West by Iraq and Turkey, to the North by the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan and is bounded in the South by the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. The official language is Farsi and the state religion is Islam. Iran is regarded as one of the oldest civilizations
Iran located in the middle of Asia providing it with strategic role in the region. The country is a member of the United Nation, NAM, OIC, OPEC, ECO and many other international organizations
Iran is a semi industrial country but is rich in oil and natural gas resources. It has the world’s third largest oil reserves (equating to about 130 billion barrels worth) as well as the second largest gas reserves. Iran serves as the second largest OPEC oil and gas exporter and has the potential of becoming an energy giant. Currently the largest oil fields under use are in the Khorasan and Khuzestan province. Iran’s other major resources include iron, manganese, chromite, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, sulphur, salt, precious stones, building stones and coal.  
Facts about Iran
Number of provinces: 30
Number of towns: 335
Number of counties: 889
Number of cities: 1015
Number of villages: 2400


The flag of Iran consists of three horizontal colored bands consisting of green, white and red respectively. The Iranian emblem is situated in the middle of the flag.
Iran’s main exports include oil, natural gas, carpets and rugs, fruit, nuts (pistachios, raisins, and dates), skin and hide, caviar, petrochemical products, textiles, garments, food products and construction products.
Iran’s main imports include machinery, metal parts, food, medicine, technical services and technology and chemical products
Iran is one of the world’s largest producers of agricultural products in the region and produces wheat, rice, cereals, sugar beet, fruit, seeds, pistachio, almond, walnut, cotton, milk products, wool, and caviar. Due to excessive demand for these products, it is also an importer of some of these products.
Iran’s currency is the Iranian Rial where 10 Rials equates to 1 Toman.
Transportation: Iran has an extensive railway network of around 7400 kilometers as well as around 157 000 kilometers of roads. The country has 4000 kilometers of oil pipelines and 4600 kilometers of gas pipelines
Iran’s most important ports: Abadan, Ahvaz, Shahid Beheshti port, Bandar Abbas, Bandar-e Anzali, Bushehr port, Imam Khomeini port, Mahshahr port, Turkmen port, Khoramshahr and Noshahr.