Asia IRAN

Published on June 8th, 2014 | by World Flags

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IRAN

IRAN

Flag and country information –
Islamic Republic of IRAN

Area – 1,648,000 sq km / 636,128 sq ml

Capital – Tehran

Language – Farsi, Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic

Currency – Rial

Population – 68,278,826

Life expectancy – 67 (men), 68 (women)

Literacy rate – 65% (men), 43% (women)

Religions – 94% Shi’ite Muslim, Sunni Muslim, Zoroastrian, Christian, Jewish, Baha’i

Physical features – plateau surrounded by mountains, including Elburz and Zagros; Dasht-Ekavir Desert

Ethnic distribution – 63% Persian origin, 18% Turkic, 13% other Iranian, 3% Kurdish, 3% Arabic

Exports – carpets, cotton textiles, metalwork, oil, petrochemicals, fruit, leather goods


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