Global Firepower

Iran Military Strength

Ranked as 23 of 126 with a GFP Power Index rating of 0.7614

MANPOWER - Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

Total Population: 80,840,713
Available Manpower: 46,247,556
Fit for Service: 39,566,497
Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,392,483
Active Frontline Personnel: 545,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 1,800,000

LAND SYSTEMS - Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

Tanks: 1,658
Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 1,315
Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 320
Towed-Artillery: 2,078
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 1,474

AIR POWER - Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.

Total Aircraft: 471
Fighters/Interceptors: 137
Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 119
Transport Aircraft: 196
Trainer Aircraft: 78
Helicopters: 123
Attack Helicopters: 12

NAVAL POWER - Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

Total Naval Strength: 397
Aircraft Carriers: 0
Frigates: 6
Destroyers: 0
Corvettes: 3
Submarines: 32
Coastal Defense Craft: 111
Mine Warfare: 7

RESOURCES (PETROLEUM) - Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force and supporting economy.

Oil Production: 3,518,000 bbl/day
Oil Consumption: 1,900,000 bbl/day
Proven Oil Reserves: 154,600,000,000 bbl/day

LOGISTICAL - War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from / to points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force adds to available wartime industry strength.

Labor Force: 27,720,000
Merchant Marine Strength: 76
Major Ports and Terminals: 3
Roadway Coverage: 172,927
Railway Coverage: 8,442
Serviceable Airports: 319

GEOGRAPHY (in km) - Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

Square Land Area: 1,648,195 km
Coastline: 2,440 km
Shared Border: 5,894 km
Waterways: 850 km
Provinces of Iran
  1. Alborz

  2. Ardabil

  3. Azerbaijan, East

  4. Azerbaijan, West

  5. Bushehr

  6. Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari

  7. Fars

  8. Gilan

  9. Golestan

  10. Hamadan

  11. Hormozgan

  12. Ilam

  13. Isfahan

  14. Kerman

  15. Kermanshah

  16. Khorasan, North

  17. Khorasan, Razavi

  18. Khorasan, South

  19. Khuzestan

  20. Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad

  21. Kurdistan

  22. Lorestan

  23. Markazi

  24. Mazandaran

  25. Qazvin

  26. Qom

  27. Semnan

  28. Sistan and Baluchestan

  29. Tehran

  30. Yazd

  31. Zanjan

Counties of Iran
Alborz Province

Eshtehard County
Karaj County
Nazarabad County
Savojbolagh County
Taleghan County

Ardabil Province

Ardabil County
Bilasavar County
Germi County
Khalkhal County
Kowsar County
Meshginshahr County
Namin County
Nir County
Parsabad County
Sareyn County

Bushehr Province

Asaluyeh County
Bushehr County
Dashtestan County
Dashti County
Dayyer County
Deylam County
Ganaveh County
Jam County
Kangan County
Tangestan County

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

Ardal County
Borujen County
Farsan County
Kiaar County
Kuhrang County
Lordegan County
Shahrekord County

East Azerbaijan Province

Ahar County
Ajabshir County
Azarshahr County
Bonab County
Bostanabad County
Charuymaq County
Heris County
Hashtrud County
Jolfa County
Kalibar County
Khodaafarin County
Malekan County
Maragheh County
Marand County
Mianeh County
Osku County
Sarab County
Shabestar County
Tabriz County
Varzaqan County

Isfahan Province

Aran-o-Bidgol County
Ardestan County
Borkhar-o-Meymeh County
Chadegan County
Falavarjan County
Fereydan County
Fereydunshahr County
Golpayegan County
Isfahan County
Kashan County
Khansar County
Khomeinishahr County
Lenjan County
Lower Semirom County
Mobarakeh County
Nain County
Najafabad County
Natanz County
Semirom County
Shahreza County
Shahinshahr o Meymeh County
Tiran-o-Korun County

Fars Province

Abadeh County
Arsanjan County
Bavanat County
Darab County
Eqlid County
Estahban County
Farashband County
Fasa County
Firuzabad County
Gerash County
Jahrom County
Kavar County
Kazerun County
Kherameh County
Khonj County
Khorrambid County
Lamerd County
Larestan County
Mamasani County
Marvdasht County
Mehr County
Neyriz County
Pasargad County
Qir-o-Karzin County
Rostam County
Sarvestan County
Sepidan County
Shiraz County
Zarrindasht County

Gilan Province

Amlash County
Astara County
Astane-ye-Ashrafiyeh County
Bandar-e-Anzali County
Fuman County
Lahijan County
Langrud County
Masal County
Rasht County
Rezvanshahr County
Rudbar County
Rudsar Countyv Shaft County
Siahkal County
Some'e-sara County
Talesh County

Golestan Province

Aliabad County
Aqqala County
Azadshahr County
Bandar-e-gaz County
Bandar-e-Torkaman County
Galikash County
Gomishan County
Gonbad-e-Kavus County
Gorgan County
Kolaleh County
Kordkuy County
Maravehtapeh County
Minudasht County
Ramian County

Hamadan Province

Asadabad County
Bahar County
Hamadan County
Kabudrahang County
Malayer County
Nahavand County
Razan County
Tuyserkan County

Hormozgan Province

Abumusa County
Bandar-Abbas County
Bandar-Lengeh County
Bastak County
Gavbandi County
Hajiabad County
Jask County
Khamir County
Minab County
Qeshm County
Rudan County

Ilam Province

Abdanan County
Darrehshahr County
Dehloran County
Eyvan County
Ilam County
Malekshahi County
Mehran County
Shirvan-o-Chardavol County

Kerman Province

Anar County
Anbarabad County
Arzuiyeh County
Baft County
Bam County
Bardsir County
Fahraj County
Ghaleye-Ganj County
Jiroft County
Kahnuj County
Kerman County
Kuhbonan County
Manujan County
Rabar County
Rafsanjan County
Ravar County
Reygan County
Roudbar-e-Jonub County
Shahr-e-Babak County
Sirjan County
Zarand County

Kermanshah Province

Dalaho County
Gilan-e-gharb County
Harsin County
Islamabad-e-gharb County
Javanrud County
Kangavar County
Kermanshah County
Paveh County
Qasr-e-Shirin County
Ravansar county
Sahneh County
Sarpol-e-Zahab County
Solas-e-Babajani County
Sonqor County

Khuzestan Province

Abadan County
Ahvaz County
Andika County
Andimeshk County
Baghmalek County
Bavi County
Behbahan County
Dasht-e-Azadegan County
Dezful County
Guotvand County
Haftgol County
Hendijan County
Hoveizeh County
Izeh County
Khorramshahr County
Lali County
Mahshahr County
Masjed-Soleyman County
Omidiyeh County
Ramhormoz County
Ramshir County
Shadegan County
Shush County
Shushtar County

Kohgeluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

Basht County
Bahmai County
Boyer-Ahmad County
Charam County
Dena County
Gachsaran County
Kohgeluyeh County

Kordestan Province

Baneh County
Bijar County
Dehgolan County
Divandarreh County
Kamyaran County
Marivan County
Qorveh County
Sannandaj County
Saqqez County
Sarvabad County

Lorestan Province

Aligudarz County
Azna County
Borujerd County
Delfan County
Dorud County
Doureh County
Khorramabad County
Kuhdasht County
Poldokhtar County
Selseleh County

Markazi Province

Ashtian County
Arak County
Delijan County
Khomein County
Khondab County
Komeijan County
Mahallat County
Saveh County
Shazand County
Tafresh County
Zarandieh County

Mazandaran Province

Amol County
Babol County
Babolsar County
Behshahr County
Chalus County
Galugah County
Juybar County
Mahmudabad County
Miandorud County
Neka County
Noshahr County
Nur County
Qaemshahr County
Ramsar County
Sari County
Savadkuh County
Tonekabon County
Abbas abad County

North Khorasan Province

Bojnurd County
Esfarayen County
Faroj County
Germeh County
Jajrom County
Maneh-o-Samalqan County
Shirvan County

Qazvin Province

Abyek County
Alborz County
Buin-Zahra County
Qazvin County
Takestan County

Qom Province

Qom County

Razavi Khorasan Province

Bajestan County
Bardaskan County
Chenaran County
Dargaz County
Davarzan County
Fariman County
Firuzeh County
Gonabad County
Jowayin County
Joghatai County
Kalat County
Kashmar County
Khaf County
Khalilabad County
Khoshab County
Mahvelat County
Mashhad County
Nishapur County
Quchan County
Rashtkhar County
Sabzevar County
Sarakhs County
Takht-e-Jolgeh County
Taybad County
Torghabe-o-Shandiz County
Torbat-e-Jam County
Torbat-e-Heydarieh County
Zave County

Semnan Province

Aradan County
Damghan County
Garmsar County
Mehdishahr County
Meyami County
Semnan County
Shahrud County or *Shahrood County
Sorkheh County

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

Chabahar County
Dalgan County
Hirmand County
Iranshahr County
Khash County
Konarak County
Mehrestan County
Nikshahr County
Saravan County
Sarbaz County
Sib o Soran County
Zabol County
Zahedan County
Zehak County

South Khorasan Province

Birjand County
Boshruyeh County
Darmian County
Ferdows County
Khusf County
Nehbandan County
Qaen County
Sarayan County
Sarbisheh County
Tabas County
Zirkouh County

Tehran Province

Damavand County
Firuzkuh County
Islamshahr County
Malard County
Pakdasht County
Pishva County
Robat-Karim County
Rey County
Shemiranat County
Shahriar County
Shahr-e Qods County
Tehran County
Varamin County

West Azerbaijan Province

Bukan County
Chaldoran County
Chaypareh County
Khoy County
Mahabad County
Maku County
Miandoab County
Naqadeh County
Oshnaviyeh County
Piranshahr County
Poldasht County
Salmas County
Sardasht County
Shahindej County
Showt County
Takab County
Urmia County

Yazd Province

Abarkuh County
Ardekan County
Bafq County
Bahabad County
Khatam County
Mehriz County
Meybud County
Sadugh County
Taft County
Yazd County

Zanjan Province

Abhar County
Eejrud County
Khodabandeh County
Khorramdarreh County
Mahneshan County
Tarom County
Zanjan County
Last Updated: March 9, 2017