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Iran
(3,866 words)

Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān (The Islamic Republic of Iran)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

83,587,000

Area

1,600,000 sq. km (630,000 sq. mi)

Population density

51/sq. km (130/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.04% (per 1,000: births 12, deaths 5)

Under 15 years

23%

Urban dwellers

76% (1.32% p.a.)

Largest cities

Tehran 9,135,000; Mashhad 3,208,000; Esfahan 2,132,000; Shiraz 1,651,000; Tabriz 1,611,000; plus 23 over 300,000

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“Iran”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02IRN>
First published online: 2020



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