Land Area: 1,648,000 sqkm
Per Capita GNP: $1760
Under 5 Mortality Rate: 46 (per thousand)
Adult Literacy: 82%(M); 69%(F)
Fertility Rate: 2.7
Life Expectancy: 68.8(M); 70.8(F)
Urbanization Rate: 62%
Unemployment Rate: 14% (1999)
Major Language: Persian
Major Religion: Islam (Shia)
Government Type: Islamic Republic
* Data are from UNSD, UNICEF and CIA World Factbook
Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Comprehensive information about Iran, including the economy, history,
culture, society, etc.
CIA World Factbook
Detailed information the country's population, economic situation,
natural resources, etc.
History & Culture
- History of Iran
Comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and peoples of ancient
- History, Land,
A general overview of events and people in the region now part of
Iran from the time of
Tehran-based English language newspaper
Official website. Detailed information about the provinces of Iran,
hotels and more.
Links compiled by U of Texas.