Iran at a Glance

 Official Name  Islamic Republic of Iran
 Head of State  President H.E. Dr. Hassan Rouhani
 National Day  11th of February (Islamic Revolution of Iran-1979)
 Capital   Tehran
 Area  1,648,196 sq. km
 Land Boundaries  4,137 km
 Sea Boundaries  2,700 km (Including the Caspian Sea)
 River Boundaries  1,918 km
 Border Countries  Afghanistan, Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan), Armenia, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan
 Climate  Mostly arid or semi-arid, temperate along Caspian coast and mountainous temperate along west and north-west.
 Natural Resources  Petroleum, natural  gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur
 Meadows and Pastures  900,000 sq. Km                   54.6%
 Forest and Woodland  120,000 sq. Km                     7.3%
Agricultural Products  Wheat, rice, barley, potato, grains, sugar-beet, cotton, fresh & dried fruits, dates, pistachio, fruits, nuts, poultry, meat, dairy products, wool; caviar, flowers and medicinal plants.
 Population 79.109.272 million
 Population Growth rate  1.2%
 Religions  Muslim                                                        99.56%

Zoroastrian, Christian & Jewish              0.44%

Languages  Persian and Persian dialects, Azeri, Kurdish, Lori, Baloochi, Arabic
Literacy   Total      84.2%
Currency Rial (IRR)
GDP growth rate 4.3 %
 Total Imports 43.648 bn USD (2017)
 Import Grow Rate  5.16 % (2017)
 Total Exports 43.940 bn USD (2017)
Export Grow Rate  3.54 % (2017)
Foreign Direct Investment  2.050 million US $
Industries Oil and gas, steel, aluminum, copper, electric and electronic equipment, cement & other building materials, metallurgy, home appliances, iron, textile, rugs and carpets, tapestry, miniature, ceramic, food processing (particularly sugar refining & vegetable oil production), petrochemicals, and car manufacturing & assemblies
Electricity Production: 329.7 bilion kwh
 Railways Networks  8.442 km – Rank 24 in the world
 Road Networks  198.866km – Rank 26 in the world
 Ports  11 commercial ports
 Airports  54
 Inflation rate 8.4 % (2017)
 Economic Growth 12.5 % (2017)
 Unemployment Rate  12.4 % (2017)