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According to watchtutorials, Iran is a country located in the Middle East and is home to a population of approximately 81 million people. It has a diverse mix of ethnicities with the majority being Persian. Other major ethnic groups include Azeri, Gilaki, Mazandarani, Kurdish, Luri, Arab, Balochi and Turkmen. The population is also comprised of religious minorities such as Armenians, Jews and Zoroastrians. The literacy rate in Iran is high at nearly 93%, which is higher than the global average. Education is compulsory and free up to the age of 18 for both boys and girls. The majority of Iranians are Muslims with 89% identifying as Shi’a Muslims while 9% identify as Sunni Muslims. Other religious minorities include Christians, Baha’is and Jews who make up less than 1% of the population each. The official language spoken in Iran is Persian but there are several other languages spoken within its borders including Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic and Balochi among others. The economy of Iran is primarily based on oil production which accounts for nearly 80% of its exports and contributes to over half its government revenue. Other key industries include petrochemicals, textiles, automotive manufacturing and pharmaceuticals which contribute significantly to its GDP growth rate. Despite these economic indicators there remains high levels of poverty within Iran with unemployment estimated at over 12%. See localtimezone for Iran Population and Language.

Iran Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Iran: Political System According to EQUZHOU.NET, Iran is an Islamic state of god in which the leader of the revolution is the head of state and the Council of Guardians is the supreme authority. See AbbreviationFinder for more information about Iran politics, and acronyms as well. The official name of the country is: Islamic Republic… Read More »

How to get to Iran

Overview Iran is a country in Asia according to mathgeneral. Iran is a remarkable travel destination in many ways, not least because – contrary to its reputation as a harsh, unfriendly country – it is a place where visitors are generally very hospitable. It is undisputed that the Iranian government enforces the prevailing civil law… Read More »

The Kurds in Iran

As in Iraq and Turkey, the Kurds in Iran have waged a long struggle against their country’s regimes, but so far with limited success. According to uncertain estimates, the Kurds in Iran make up almost ten percent of the country’s population, that is, about 8 million. They have traditionally lived in the northwestern parts of the… Read More »