Overview - Iran

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Capital:Tehran
Area:1,648,000 km²
Population:68,688,433 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Persian (Farsi) and Persian dialects - 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects - 26%, Kurdish - 9%, Luri - 2%, Baloch - 1%, Arabic - 1%, Turkish - 1%, others - 2%.
Religion(s):Shiite Muslim - 89%, Sunni Muslim - 9%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i - 2%.
Ethnic Group(s):Persian - 51%, Azeri - 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani - 8%, Kurdish - 7%, Arab - 3%, Lur - 2%, Baloch - 2%, Turkmen - 2%, others - 1%.