|Currency||Iranian Rial (IRR)|
|Area||1.648 million km2|
|Population||68,688,433(July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Persian and Persian dialects more than 60%, Turkish, Turkic and Turkic dialects 20%, Kurdish 10%, Luri 5%, Balochi 2%, Arabic 2%, other about 1%|
|Religion||Muslim 95% (Shi'a 85%, Sunni 10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 5%|
|Electricity||220V/50Hz (European plug)|
Iran (Persian: ايران) is a large country between the Middle East and Central Asia, between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea. It is bordered by Iraq to the west, Turkey, Azerbaijan's Naxcivan enclave, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to the northwest, Turkmenistan to the northeast, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the southeast.