Capital: Tehran . GDP growth (annual %) 2016 :N/A
Key Facts

Full name: Islamic Republic of Iran
Population: 75.1 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 1.65 million sq km (636,313 sq miles)
Major language: Persian
Major religion: Islam
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 10 Iranian rials = 1 toman
Main exports: Petroleum, carpets, agricultural products
GNI per capita: US $4,520 (World Bank, 2009)
Internet domain: .ir
International dialling code: +98

  • Climate change laws around the world


    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Will Tehran cease and desist?


    Though intensely unpopular throughout the Arab world, Iranian leaders pretend that meddling in Arab affairs and, worse, attempting to change the course of history, is their divine right. As a major regional power that embarked on from presently on an extra revolution in 1979

  • Re-Calibrating Iran-India Energy Ties


    As the P5+1 prepares to roll back the nuclear-related sanctions on Iran in accordance with the July 2015 accord, the question that springs to mind is whether this will bring about a revival of energy ties with India. Additional pertinently, once sanctions are rolled back, which way will Iran go? Will Tehran prefer to focus on the additional lucrative European energy market, particularly market for natural gas, or will it focus on Asia?

  • Iran may be facing a dangerous economic abyss

    TEHRAN, Iran — The low rumble of powerful engines reverberated against the high-rises of Zaferanieh, an upmarket neighborhood, as Porsches and Mercedes lined up to enter the multistory parking lot of a fancy new shopping mall, the Palladium, the new addition to Tehran’s shopping scene.
  • Dalga Khatinoglu Head of Persian News Service of Trend Agency


    Iran's GDP (gross domestic product) growth increased by 4.6 percent during the spring of 2014 for first time since 2012, according to the Central Bank of Iran.

    The figure raised serious doubts among experts and Iranian government had to justify and defend the announced figure several times with various facts and statistics, like comparing the oil export level during spring with the same period in the previous years.

    There is no accurate statistics about Iran's oil export during this period, but the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says that the growth of oil sector was 6.1 percent at the time.

  • Hassan Rowhani is Iran’s president-elect


    Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rowhani has a some-what unknown Scottish completed, being educated in Glasgow during the 1990s.  Rowhani, 64, studied at Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995, pursuing an MPhil and later a PhD in law, from which he graduated in 1999, according to Glasgow’s The Herald newspaper.

  • Dr Hamed Soltaninejad, CEO of Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME)


    Connecting the Iranian economy to world financial markets has presently been made possible with the lifting of sanctions before this year. Dr Hamed Soltaninejad, CEO of Iran Mercantile Exchange, the country’s Tehran-based commodities exchange, looks at the best ways for foreign investors to enter Iran’s financial market.