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Tehran Province, Iran
Tehran Province, Iran

Tehran

Milad Tower, also known as the Tehran Tower, is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth-tallest tower and the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Photo by Kamaran Gholami
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Capital: Tehran

Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan

Government: Islamic Republic of Iran

Currency: Iranian rials (IRR)

Area: 1,648,195 sq km

Population: 85,888,910 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Persian Farsi (official), Azeri and other Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic

Religion: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+3.5

Tel Code: +98

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