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Land Area 1,531,595 km2
Water Area 116,600 km2
Total Area 1,648,195km2 (#17)
Population 82,801,633 (#16)
Population Density 54.06/km2
Government Type Theocratic Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,460.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $18,100
Currency Rial (IRR)
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  • 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
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Iran Trivia

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When Was the Iranian Revolution?

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 Kind of Government Does Iran Have?

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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What Languages are Spoken in Iran?

Persian is the official language of Iran and is spoken by over 50% of the country's population.

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What Continent is Iran In?

Although considered to be part of the Middle East, Iran is located in the western portion of the continent of Asia.

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What is a Kratocracy?

A kratocracy is a system of governance in which those who are strong enough to seize power take over the state activities through coercion, deception, and persuasion. Kratocracy is no longer a viable form of governance in modern societies due to the popularity of democracy. The ideology advocates for the leadership of the strong over the others. They possess the power to determine the rights and wrongs.

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About the Author

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