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  • Area: 1,648,195 sq. km (636,371 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 82,801,633 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.18% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 71.4 years (2016)
  • Languages: Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic
  • Religions: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%
  • Formal name: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Alternate names: Empire of Iran, Īrān, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Īrān, Keshvar-e Shāhanshāhī-ye Īrān, Persia
  • Government type: theocratic republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: Supreme Leader Ali Hoseini-KHAMENEI; head of government: President Hasan Fereidun RUHANI
  • Capital: Tehran
  • Administrative divisions: 31 provinces
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $17,300 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: petroleum 80%, chemical and petrochemical products, fruits and nuts, carpets, cement, ore
  • Imports: industrial supplies, capital goods, foodstuffs and other consumer goods, technical services
  • Currency: Iranian rial (IRR)

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