Currency

Iranian rial (IR)

If Iran Were 100 People

  • 61 would be Persian
  • 16 would be Azerbaijani
  • 10 would be Kurds
  • 6 would be Lur or Bakhtiari
  • 2 would be Turkmen
  • 2 would be Arab
  • 2 would be Baluchi
  • 1 would be from other ethnic groups (including Armenians)

Language Spoken

Farsi (Persian) and ethnic languages, primarily Azari Turkish.

Percentage: Religion

  • 90-95% Shiite Muslim
  • 5-10% Sunni Muslim
  • less than 1% Zoroastrian, Christian or Jewish

Population

82.8 million

Population per Sq Km

  • Iran: 50.24
  • Australia: 3.16
  • USA: 35
  • UK: 269

Time

GMT/UTC +3½ hours; daylight saving observed between No Ruz (around 21 March) and 22 September