Maryam Mirzakhani who was an Iranian Math Genius Dies of Cancer today. Maryam Mirzakhani was the first female winner of the prestigious Medal prize. Iran , also known as Persia or the Islamic Republic of Iran is a famous state in Western Asia. Islamic Republic of Iran is bordered to by Azerbaijan. Armenia in the northwest, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, ; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the north by the Caspian Sea ;to the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan ; to the south by the Gulf of Oman and also the Persian Gulf ; and to the west by Iraq and Turkey . Total area if iran is 1,648,195 km2. Iran Population is about 82.8 million and its Currency is Rial. Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. Tehran has around 10 million in the city and 17 million in the wider metropolitan area. What a sad moment. RIP Maryam Mirzakhani . Maryam Mirzakhani dies at 40 years old.