Republic of Iran

Republic of Iran

Iran, a Middle Eastern country south of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf, is three times the size of Arizona. It shares borders with Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It’s capital is Tehran, with an estimated population 7.304 million in 2011.

More than half of the country speaks Persian, which is its official language. Other languages spoken are Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, and Arabic.

Republic of Iran2Religion: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
25 Culgoa Circuit
O’Malley ACT 2606
+61 2 6290 2430
http://www.iranembassy.org.au/

Source:
http://www.factmonster.com/country/iran.html

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