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Iran

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  • Chief of State: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (1989)

  • President: Hassan Rouhani (2013)

  • Land area: 631,659 sq mi (1,635,999 sq km); total area: 636,293 sq mi (1,648,000 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 80,840,713 (growth rate: 1.22%); birth rate: 18.23/1000; infant mortality rate: 39/1000; life expectancy: 70.89

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Tehran, 7.304 million

  • Other large cities: Mashhad 2.713 million; Esfahan 1.781 million; Karaj 1.635 million; Tabriz 1.509 million; Shiraz 1.321 million (2011)

  • Monetary unit: Rial

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