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Iran

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Iranian rial
Country name: 
Iran
Capital: 
Tehran
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
April 1, 1979
Independent from: 
1 April 1979 Islamic Republic of Iran proclaimed; notable earlier dates: ca. 625 B.C. unification of Iran under the Medes; ca. A.D. 1501 Iran reunified under the Safavids; 12 December 1925 modern Iran established under the Pahlavis
Total area: 
1,648,195
Land area: 
1,531,595
Water area: 
116,600
Population: 
79,853,900
Population note: 
79,853,900 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
Persian (Farsi)
All languages: 
Persian (official) 53%, Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects 18%, Kurdish 10%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 7%, Luri 6%, Balochi 2%, Arabic 2%, other 2%
Time zone: 
IRST (UTC+3:30) - Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Drive on: 
Right
Calling code: 
+98
Domain: 
.ir