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Presentation of Iran : Geography

Country's official name :
Iran
Capital:
Tehran
Population of main cities:
Tehran (8,693,700) ; Mashhad (3,001,200) ; Esfahan (1,961,300) ; Karaj (1,592,500) ; Shiraz (1,565,600) ; Tabriz (1,558,700) ; Qom (1,201,200) ; Ahwaz (1,184,800)
Area:
1,745,150 km²
Type of Climate :
The climate is of continental type. Moreover, there are great disparities between the regions: temperatures are relatively high along the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, temperatures are moderate and the climate is arid in the center of the country, mountainous regions are cold.
Local Time:
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Summer Time Period :
Summer time from March to September
Official Language:
Persian, also called Farsi, is understood by 83% of the population.
Other Languages Spoken:
Iran contains several minority groups which speak dialects related to Farsi. These dialects are practically in the process of extinction. Also let us note that the borders of Iran have been inhabited by many common ethnic minorities with the neighboring states. Among the important minority linguistic groups, the Azeris (20%) and Luris (6.6%) in the North, the Kurds (9%) in the West, the Arabs (2.1%) in South-West, Turkmen (1.5%) in the North-East, Baluchis (1.3%) in the South-East deserve a mention.
Business Language(s):
English

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