Iran profile

Si-o-Se Pol bridge, Isfahan, Iran Iran's rich heritage includes the centuries old Si-o-Se Pol bridge in Isfahan
  • Full name: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Population: 75.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tehran
  • Area: 1.65 million sq km (636,313 sq miles)
  • Major language: Persian
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 10 Iranian rials = 1 toman
  • Main exports: Petroleum, carpets, agricultural products
  • GNI per capita: US $4,520 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .ir
  • International dialling code: +98

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