Iran

Iran is located in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. 

Population (2014 est) – 80,840,713
Area – 1,024,000mi
Capital – Tehran

Ethnic Background 

  • Persian - 61%
  • Azeri - 16%
  • Kurd - 10% 
  • Lur - 6%
  • Baloch - 2% 
  • Arab - 2% 
  • Turkmen and Turkic tribes - 2%
  • Other - 1%

Exports - petroleum, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets
Imports - industrial supplies, capital goods, foodstuffs and other consumer goods, technical services

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 69 years, F 72 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 39 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 15%

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