Middle East

Iran profile - key facts

Full name: Islamic Republic of Iran

Population: 75.1 million (UN, 2010)

Capital: Tehran

Area: 1.65 million sq km (636,313 sq miles)

Major language: Persian

Major religion: Islam

Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 10 Iranian rials = 1 toman

Main exports: Petroleum, carpets, agricultural products

GNI per capita: US $4,530 (World Bank, 2009)

Internet domain: .ir

International dialling code: +98