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 Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Iran

  • Iran ranked first for currency > official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Iran ranked second for natural gas > proved reserves globally in 2013.
  • Iran ranked second for population amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
  • Iran has had the highest tax > taxes on international trade > current LCU since 1996.
  • Iran has had the highest expense > current LCU per capita since 2002.
  • Iran has had the highest welfare > social contributions > current LCU since 2001.
  • Iran has had the highest innovation > military expenditure > current LCU since 2000.
  • Iran ranked last for population growth rate amongst OPEC countries in 2013.
  • Iran has had the highest tax > GDP per capita > current LCU since 2003.
  • Iran has had the highest welfare > revenue, excluding grants > current LCU per capita since 2002.


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

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