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Iran

Iran Background Stats

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Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date September 21–22 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date March 21–22 2013
Full name Islamic Republic of Iran 2013
Land border length 5,440 km 2014 27th out of 200
National anthems Soroud-e Melli-e Jomhouri-e Eslami-e Iran ( National Anthem of Iran ) 2011
National identity card The Iranian national identity card is compulsory for citizens and permanent residents, aged 15 and over. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Afghanistan (L) Armenia (L) Azerbaijan Bahrain (M) Iraq Kuwait (M) Nagorno-Karabakh (L) Oman (M) Pakistan Qatar (M) Saudi Arabia (M) Turkey (L) Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 10 2014 2nd out of 171
Overview

Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979, when the monarchy was overthrown and clerics assumed political control under supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Iranian revolution put an end to the rule of the Shah, who had alienated powerful religious, political and popular forces with a programme of modernization and Westernization coupled with heavy repression of dissent.

Persia, as Iran was known before 1935, was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, and the country has long maintained a distinct cultural identity within the Islamic world by retaining its own language and adhering to the Shia interpretation of Islam.


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Citation

"Iran Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iran/Background