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Iran Facts & Figures

Statistics for Iran

Find facts and figures on Iran's population, economy and ethnic and religious make up.

Adulthood: 15

Annual per capita income: US$ 7,000 (2003 estimate); US$ 10,600 (2010 estimate)

Area: 1,648,000,000 km2

Biggest City: Tehran (Teheran)

Capital: Tehran

Cars: 5.4 million; 2.73 million in Tehran (2004 estimate)

Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR); the "Toman" (10 rials) is the monetary unit most commonly used

Driving: On the right

Drugs: There is heavy domestic consumption of heroin

Economic growth: 6.1% (2003 estimate); 1% (2010 estimate)

Electricity: 220-50hz

Ethnic groups: Persian 51%, Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%

Football Association: Iranian Football Association

Football League: Iranian Premier League (IPL)

Government: Theocratic (Islamic) republic

Highest Mountain: Kuh-e Damavand 5,671m

International access code: +98

Internet country code: .ir

Internet users: 4.3 million (2003 estimate); 8.2 million (2010 estimate)

Languages: Persian (Farsi) 51%, Turkic 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

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Main export partners:
China 16.3%, India 13.1%, Japan 11.5%, South Korea 7.1%

Main imports partners:
UAE 15%, China 14.5%, Germany 9.7%, South Korea 7.3%, Italy 5.2%, Russia 5.1%

Military: conscription - compulsory military service - over the age of 18

Mobile phones: 52,500,000 (2010 estimate)

National soccer team uniform: red, white and green

Population density: 109.1 per km2

Population: 69,018,924 (July 2004 estimate); 77,891,220 (July 2011 estimate)

Principal cities & populations:
Tehran 7,225,000
Isfahan 1,700,000
Mashhad 2,500,000
Tabriz
Shiraz
Qazvin

Soccer teams: 16 teams in the Iranian Premier League (IPL)

Ruling party: Islamic Republic headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Stock market: Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE)

Time: Iran is 3:30 hours ahead of GMT

Tourism (visitors 2002):

Unemployment: 15.7% (2002 estimate); 14.6% (2010 estimate)

Urban population: 71% (2011 estimate)

Video system: SECAM

Wettest month: January (in Tehran)



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