|Land Area||1,531,595 km2|
|Water Area||116,600 km2|
|Total Area||1,648,195km2 (#17)|
|Government Type||Theocratic Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,460.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$18,100|
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- Name: Iran
(long form) Islamic Republic of Iran
- Capital City: Tehran (9,110,347 pop.)
- Iran Population: 79,853,900 (2013 est.)
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- Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
- 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.)
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- 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%
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Iran is a Middle-Eastern country also known as the Islamic Republic of Iran and has a theocratic government, in which most policies are based on Islamic religious ideologies.
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Between 1978 and 1979, the Pahlavi Dynasty was overthrown and replaced by a new Islamic Republic of Iran. The revolution was mostly non-violent, although there were incidents of armed struggle.
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What is the Major Religion in Iran?
Iran is an Islamic state where close to 98% of the population identifies as being Muslim. The nation’s constitution is largely based on Islamic law. The dominant religious group in Iran is the Shia Muslims. Sunni Muslims are the second largest religious group.
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What type of economy does Iran have?
ran has a mixed transitional economy that is dominated by gas and oil production industries.
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What Languages are Spoken in Iran?
Persian is the official language of Iran and is spoken by over 50% of the country's population.