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Iran

Iran
  • Capital

    Capital

    Tehran

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:23

  • Population

    Population

    81.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +98

  • Currency

    Currency

    ﷼ IRR (rial)

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Iran

Iran
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Tehran

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:23

  • Population

    Population

    81.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +98

  • Currency

    Currency

    ﷼ IRR (rial)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 456

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.37 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    228mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 648 000 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    7%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    28%

  • Railways

    Railways

    8560km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    15.52 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Persian - 51 %
    Azerbaijani - 24 %
    Gilaki and Mazandarani - 8 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 98 %
    Islam - 98 %
    Zoroastrian

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    84.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Persian
    Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects - 18 %
    Kurdish - 10 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    563 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    4 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    21.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10.1%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    16 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, petrochemicals, fertilizers, caustic soda, textiles, construction materials, food processing, metal fabrication, armaments

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, rice, other grains, sugar beets, sugarcane, fruits, nuts, cotton, dairy products

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -33%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    649 481kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    124 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    67

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What not to do when visiting Iran

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the greetings are usually only between the same sexes, a handshake is typical with ”salaam alayukum” or simply "salaam" (peace). Men kiss other men and women kiss other women at social events.

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Don’t ever insult or question the government or Muslim faith.

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Don’t forget relations between non-Muslim men and Muslim women is illegal, same as adultery and sex outside marriage (punishable up to death penalty).

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Did you know

Did you know?

Iran has had 27 capitals, more than any other country.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to dress conservatively.

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5/13
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Don’t forget consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal. Security forces have executed, harassed, arrested and detained individuals suspected of being gay.

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Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t drink or possess alcoholic beverages or drugs - it’s illegal.

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8/13
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget Friday is the Muslim holy day and everything is closed usually.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget videos, pictures or magazines showing unveiled women are forbidden.

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Don’t photograph military installations or government buildings.

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Don‘t import pork products - it’s banned.

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Don't necessarily rely on your credit cards - non-Iranian credit cards and bank cards cannot be used in Iran.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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