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  Iran
Institutions
  Supreme Religious Leader  Ali Khamenei 1 89 +100.00%
  President  Ebrahim Raisi 0 21 +58.60%
 Islamic Consultative Assembly   
Province
 Alborz   
 Ardabil    
 Bushehr    
 Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari    
 East Azarbaijan    
 Esfahan    
 Fars    
 Gilan    
 Golestan    
 Hamadan    
 Hormozgan    
 Ilam    
 Kerman    
 Kermanshah    
 Khuzestan    
 Kohkiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad    
 Kordistan   
 Lorestan    
 Markazi    
 Mazandaran    
 North Khorasan    
 Qazvin    
 Qom    
 Razavi Khorasan    
 Semnan    
 Sistan and Baluchistan    
 South Khorasan   
 Tehran    
 West Azarbaijan    
 Yazd    
 Zanjan    


Neighbors
Afghanistan  
Armenia  
Azerbaijan  
Iraq  
Pakistan  
Turkey  
Turkmenistan  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caspian Sea  

Country DETAILS
Parents  
Established March 21, 1935
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedRBH April 12, 2019 02:06am
Description Islamic Republic of Iran
Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran

Once the thriving Persian empire, Iran is a Middle Eastern nation bordering the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. With its capital in Tehran, Iran is comprised of 28 provinces: Ardabil, Azarbayjan-e Gharbi, Azarbayjan-e Sharqi, Bushehr, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Esfahan, Fars, Gilan, Golestan, Hamadan, Hormozgan, Ilam, Kerman, Kermanshah, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kohkiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad, Kordestan, Lorestan, Markazi, Mazandaran, Qazvin, Qom, Semnan, Sistan va Baluchestan, Tehran, Yazd, Zanjan. An overwhelming majority, about 89% of Iranians, are Shi'a Muslims. Another 10% are Sunni. Iran is a diverse nation with 51% of its citizens being ethnic Persian. 24% are Azeri, 8% are Gilaki and Mazandarani, 7% are Kurd, 3% are Arab. Lur, Baloch and Turkmen are also represented. Most Iranians speak Farsi.

As a theocratic republic, the Qura'an holy book is the supreme rule of law. Islamic edicts are strictly enforced by the nation's leaders, who took control of Iran on April 1, 1979 by exiling the Persian Shah and the Royal Family. The head of state takes the title of Supreme Leader, a religious authority. Administration is the jurisdiction of the President and his Council of Ministers. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majles-e-Shura-ye-Eslami.

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INFORMATION LINKS
Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United States Courtesy of the Embassy of Pakistan  Discuss
Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran  Discuss
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran  Discuss
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations  Discuss
President of Iran  Discuss

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MEDIA
Category Name
Newspaper Iran Daily 
Newspaper Tehran Times 
Political Group News Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran 
Website Islamic Republic News Agency 
Website Yahoo News: Iran 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 02, 2012 06:00pm Mar 02, 2012 06:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Elections  Picimpalious 
May 04, 2012 12:00pm May 04, 2012 12:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Run-Offs  Picimpalious 
Feb 26, 2016 03:00pm Feb 26, 2016 03:00pm General Election Iran Parliamentary Election  RP 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 29, 2020 10:05am News Iran's supreme leader vows revenge after top nuclear scientist apparently assassinated  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 15, 2020 01:15pm News Iran bans vasectomies and contraceptives to improve birth rate  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 05, 2020 10:00am News Iran triples stockpile of enriched uranium in breach of nuclear deal  Article WA Indy 
Oct 10, 2019 03:00pm News Iran beats Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women  Article Bojicat 
Sep 19, 2019 03:50am News FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums  Article IndyGeorgia 
Sep 28, 2013 11:00pm News Cheers and protests in Iran as Rouhani returns from United Nations  Article Penguin 

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