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Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan
Population: 65,619,636 (July 2000 est.) - Capital: Tehran
Ethnics Groups: Persian 51%, Azeri 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%
Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%
Religions: Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 10%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 1%

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Proverbs from Iran
Listening to good advice is the way to wealth.
A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind.
God provides, but He needs a nudge.
Every tear has a smile behind it.
Acquaintance without patience is like a candle with no light.

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