Irans’ Population Reaches 75 Million

An article in the TEHRAN TIMES says that Iran’s population has reached 75 million.  Per UN estimates, Iran has one of the lowest fertility ratios in the world, 1.59 children per woman.

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TEHRAN – According to the final results of the 2011 National Population and Housing Census of Iran, the country’s population has reached 75,149,669 people, the director of the Statistical Center of Iran said on Tuesday.

According to the census data, men constitute 50.4 percent of the country’s population, and women account for 49.6 percent, Adel Azar told reporters.

He added that rural population constitutes 28.5 percent of the total population of the country, and urban population accounts for 71.4 percent. READ MORE.