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Iran Facts

  • Name: Iran
    (long form) Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Capital City: Tehran (9,110,347 pop.)
    (13,413,348 metro)
  • Iran Population: 79,853,900 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
    (conversion rates)

    rial
    100,000 rial
  • Ethnicity: Persian 51%, Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%
  • GDP total: $997.4 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $13,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Qom, Kermanshah
  • Name: A derivative of the Proto-Iranian term Aryana, which translates to, "Land of the Aryans."
  • National Day: April 1
  • Religion: Muslim 98% (Shia 89%, Sunni 9%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 2%
  • Symbols

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