Facts and stats about Iran

79.85 million

Population. Ranked 18th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 84th in 2011.


Afghanistan 936 km, Armenia 35 km, Azerbaijan-proper 432 km, Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave 179 km, Iraq 1,458 km, Pakistan 909 km, Turkey 499 km, Turkmenistan 992 km
Largest city Tehran - 7,160,094
Capital city Tehran - 7,160,094
Major language Persian
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit Iranian rial
Alternative names Iran, Islamic Rep, Iran Islamic Rep, iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iran Islamic Rep., Iran, Islamic Rep., Iran (Islamic Rep. of), Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iran, islamic republic of
Groups Middle Eastern and North Africa, Muslim countries, OPEC countries, World

Interesting observations about Iran


I wonder why there is no mention of Cyrus the great, the founder of Iranian Empire, and the Achamenid dynasty. Of all he should be mentioned for every thing he has done for his country and for all mankind. For example, he wrote "The first code of human rights".
Thank you for your time,
Ali Ahmadi

Posted on 01 Jul 2010

Ali Ahmadi

Ali Ahmadi