Iran Facts

Iran Facts

Iran, also known as Persia, is known officially as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. See the fact file below for more information about Iran.

Capital
Tehran

Population
66,622,704 (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 1.648 million sq km; slightly larger than Alaska

Type of Government
Theocratic republic

Money
Iranian rial (IRR)

Climate
mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast

Primary Language
Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%,
Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%