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Facts About Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran, located in southwest Asia, is governed by an elected President who appoints a Prime Minister and other ministers as well as a unicameral Consultative Assembly.  An appointed religious leader, known as an Ayatollah, is authorized to protect the constitution.

Iran's capital city is Tehran, and its currency is the Iranian Real.  In 2020, Iran's estimated population was 83,992,949, and the primary spoken language of Iranians is Farsi (or Persian).  Approximately 51% of Iranians are Persian, 24% are Azeri, 7% are Kurdish, and 18% are other ethnicities.

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