Iran Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Iran
  • Continent: Asia
  • Primary Language: Persian
  • Population: 83,183,741 (2019 estimate)
  • Currency: Rial (IRR)
  • GDP: 454.013 billion (2018, World Bank)

22 Iran Facts for Kids

  1. Iran is a country on the continent of Asia.
  2. The official name for Iran is the Islamic Republic of Iran, it is sometimes called Persia.
  3. A native or resident of Iran is called an Iranian.
  4. The primary language spoken in Iran is Persian.
  5. The capital city of Iran is Tehran.
  6. The population of Iran was 83,183,741 based on 2019 estimates.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Iran was the 19th most populated country in the world.
  8. The national currency of Iran is the Rial (IRR).
  9. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Iran was 454.013 billion USD.
  10. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Iran was 18th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  11. The country of Iran covers 636,372 square miles.
  12. Iran is the 17th largest country by square miles.
  13. The largest city in Iran is Tehran.
  14. The highest point in Iran is Mount Damavand at 18,406 feet.
  15. The longest river in Iran is the Karun River at 590 miles long.
  16. The largest lake in Iran is Lake Urmia at 2,000 square miles.
  17. Iran is divided into 31 provinces.
  18. Drivers in Iran drive on the right side of the road.
  19. The country calling code for Iran is +98.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Iran is IR.
  21. The national anthem of Iran is called “National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
  22. It’s estimated that 99.4% of the people living in Iran are Muslim.

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