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Bodies of Water:
Persian Gulf (South)
Gulf of Oman (Southeast)
Caspian Sea (North)
1,648,195 km2 (92.9% land, 7.1% water)
Arid or semiarid
Subtropical along coast
Rugged, mountainous rim
Central basin containing deserts and mountains
Kuh-e Damavand (5,671 m)
Caspian Sea (-28 m)
Head of State:
Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani
1 April 1979 (Founding of Islamic Republic)
Soroud-e Melli-ye Jomhouri-ye Eslami-ye Iran
GDP Per Capita
﷼ (Iranian Rial)
$1 (USD) = ﷼ (Iranian Rial)42,105.00
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Making a "thumbs-up" gesture in Iran is considered rude and obscene.
When somebody offers you something, although you may want it, do not come across too eager to accept it. Politely decline two or three times first before accepting.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/2fl1C4h (Religious data)
https://www.amar.org.ir/english/Iran-Statistical-Yearbook (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 8 November 2016
1Iran's census does not collect data on ethnicity. The numbers shown are estimates from older World Factbook information.