A Brief Note On The Population Of Iran

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Before the year 1935, the population of Iran would be living within the land called Persia located in Southwest Asia. The country covers a total of 631 million square miles of which are surrounded by three bodies of water named the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea. The countries of Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are the neighboring countries that complete the borders of Iran equaling a total of 4,770 miles by land and water. The terrain of Iran consists of mostly plateaus and mountain ranges. The terrain of the country has many factors that have an effect on temperature, rainfall, and humidity that are difficult to explain but can be described as being an arid desert like…show more content…
The population has been moving to the rural areas because of the hardships they have endured hoping for employment. (Khosrow Mostofi, 2016) Iran is fortunate that their literacy and life expectancy tend to be higher than other countries in the region, with the average life expectancy of a healthy Iranian averaging around 70 years. The language Iranians have spoken for many years is Persian-Farsi. As of 2007, Iran 's population was 70.5 million people with a population growth rate of 0.792 percent. The population consists of mostly working age adults with 72.3 percent being between the ages of 15-64. Along with neighboring countries, Iran has somewhat of a disadvantage due to the economy being dependent on the sales of petroleum and natural gas, a limited resource. As well, the country is having troubles employing its more educated people. (Curriculum Development Division Educational Technology Department, 2008) Currently, Iran has a plentiful supply of crude oil, which makes up for nine percent of the world 's oil reserve putting the country in second place in oil production. Natural gas is another huge exporter of the country which is on track to reach a million barrels per day production sometime in 2017. There are several other resources that Iran provides to its economy such as coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, and sulfur. (Curriculum Development
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