IRAN

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- CAPITAL: Tehran
- POPULATION, : 63,000,000
- TOTAL AREA: 1,648,000 sq km (636,296 sq mi)
- EXECUTIVE BRANCH: cleric (faqih), president, Council of Ministers
- INDUSTRIES: petroleum, petrochemicals, textiles, cement and other building materials, food processing (particularly sugar refining and vegetable oil production), metal fabricating (steel and copper)
- TIME: 8 1/2 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time, and 3 1/2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
   

 

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