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The Islamic Republic of Iran

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Official name: The Islamic Republic of Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran)

Iran is a remarkable country, in view of its illustrious past and rich culture. Given its great economic potential – with its water, oil and gas resources and large population – Iran is also a dominant regional power to be reckoned with. This explains the population’s and its rulers’ confident attitude, regardless of political affiliation. Resistance against dominance and interference in internal affairs by foreign powers has only fed this attitude.

Further Reading

Page with a chronological overview of the country file articles published on the Chronicle website.
Until the 1930s, the region now known as the Islamic Republic of Iran was called Persia. It borders on several historical centres of power
Basic facts and figures regarding Iran's geography, politics, economy, and population.
An overview of Iran's governance, including a description of its branches of government and governance challenges.
The concept of human rights has become a well-known and widely accepted term to use. An overview of human rights in Iran.
An overview of Iran's economy, including a description of its infrastructure, position in the World Market, tourism and economic sectors.
Iran is ethnically diverse, although the government does not disclose any information about ethnicity in its statistics. However, most sources confirm that Persians represent 61 per cent of the population, followed by Kurds (10 pe...
Persia is one of the great historico-cultural centres of the world, with a rich heritage from architecture and art to literature and a refined cuisine
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Overview of regional in-depth Fanack articles related to this and other Fanack country files.

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