Iran: Land, Climate, Culture and Resources

This map shows the ethnolinguistic groups of Iran. Click on the map for a link to a larger version.

Source: Map Library, Tubinger Atlas
This map shows the variety of industry in Tehran. Each circle shows a different area of specialized industrial production in the city. Click on the map for a link to a larger version.

CIA World Factbook: Iran

Population: 65,875,224
Ethnic Groups: Persian 51%, Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, Other 1%
Religious Groups: Muslim 98% (Shi'a 89%, Sunni 9%), Other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 2%
Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%
Literacy: 77% (83.5% male, 70.4% female)
Climate: Mostly arid or semarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur

Climate in Tehran