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    Iran People - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 59,051,082 (July 1991), growth rate 3.6% (1991)

      Birth rate: 44 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 9 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 66 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 65 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 6.6 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Iranian(s); adjective--Iranian

      Ethnic divisions: Persian 51%, Azerbaijani 25%, Kurd 9%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Lur 2%, Baloch 1%, Arab 1%, other 3%

      Religion: Shia Muslim 95%, Sunni Muslim 4%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Bahai 1%

      Language: 58% Persian and Persian dialects, 26% Turkic and Turkic dialects, 9% Kurdish, 2% Luri, 1% Baloch, 1% Arabic, 1% Turkish, 2% other

      Literacy: 54% (male 64%, female 43%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 15,400,000; agriculture 33%, manufacturing 21%; shortage of skilled labor (1988 est.)

      Organized labor: none

      NOTE: The information regarding Iran on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iran People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iran People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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