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Iran shiraz - Photo by ali reza_parsi - CC-BY

Population 2006........................................................68,688,433
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 8900
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 456
Unemployment....................................................................14%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 163
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2
 

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Persepolis, Iran  - Photo by indigoprime - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................636,294 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................60
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................69
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................32
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................16
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 90
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................27

 

Background Note: Iran  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5314.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Iran __ A detailed look at Iran including history, culture, political structure, economics and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ir.html 

Colleges and Universities - Iran __ List of schools with direct contact links. - From Robert-Jan Bulter - http://www.bulter.nl/universities/ir.html

Country Profile: Iran __ "Persia, as it was, had been one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, and has long maintained a distinct cultural identity within the Islamic world by retaining its own language and adhering to the Shi'i interpretation of Islam." A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/790877.stm 
 
Economy of Iran __ "The economy of Iran has been improving steadily over the past two decades but a continuing strong labour force growth unmatched by commensurate real economic growth is driving up unemployment to a level considerably higher than the official estimate of 11%. According to experts,..." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Iran along with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Iran 

Ethnologue report for Iran __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Iran - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Iran

Geological Survey Of IRAN (( G.S.I )) __ A geological report on Iran as well as other news. Special sections about seismic activity. - illustrated - From GSI - http://www.gsi-iran.org/
 
Iran __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/iran/

 

Iran __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/iran.html

Iran __ A good overview of Iran, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107640.html

Iran __ "This is the wrong place to finish that class paper on Satanic Verses and shouldn't be on your A-list for an all-over tan, but Iran does have a vast amount to offer the traveller who doesn't mind covering up (preferably not in that Reagan poncho), and eschewing ale and heartfelt feminist discourse. Visitors will find it hard to reconcile their own experiences with the pronouncements that Iran is part of an "axis of evil". For culture seekers, Iran has magnificent ruins of ancient cities, plus glorious mosques and mausoleums, and museums so interesting they're bound to leave your feet sore." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/iran/

Iran Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=116&countryName=Iran

Iran Daily __ Keep up with what is happening in Iran. Acrobat reader needed. - illustrated - From Iran Daily - http://www.iran-daily.com/

Iran Embassy in London __ A good place to begin your study of Iran. You will find news, cultural information foreign relations information and more. - illustrated - From Embassy of Iran, London - http://www.iran-embassy.org.uk/
 
Iran Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

iran map and map of iran information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Iran, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/ir.htm

Iran Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Iran. Pictures of Iran. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Iran/

Iran Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Iran as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Iran and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/iran 

Iran Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the Iran video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/iran/ 
 
Iranian Cultural & Information Center __ A good source for research on things Iranian from calligraphy to literature, history, geography and more. - ilustrated - From Iranian Cultural and Information Center at Stanford University - http://tehran.stanford.edu/

IRNA-Islamic Republic News Agency __ News source from Iran - From IRNA - http://www.irna.ir/?LANG=EN&PART=_HOME&TYPE=HP

Maps Of Iran __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Iran.html

pictures of Iran at picturesofplaces.com - iran pictures __ You will find several click-to-view galleries of photographs of Iran. - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/iran.html 

Welcome to Pars Times __ Here you will find a great general resource about Iran. News, economy, regional information, even the weather. You may want to spend some time browsing through this excellent website. I do. - illustrated - From parstimes.com - http://www.parstimes.com/ 


 

 

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