Iran Basic Facts  

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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

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