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Iran's population reaches 75 million: report

07-25-2012 16:45 BJT

TEHRAN, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran's population has reached 75, 149,669, according to the final results of the country's 2011 National Population and Housing Census, the Tehran Times daily reported Wednesday.

According to the census data, men constitute 50.4 percent of Iran's population, while women account for 49.6 percent, Director of the Statistical Center of Iran Adel Azar said Tuesday.

Azar said urban population constitutes 71.4 percent of the total population of the country, according to the report.

Iran's population has more than doubled since 1976, when the number was 33.7 million, Azar was quoted as saying.

Tehran, with a population of 12 million, is the most crowded province of the country, and the western province of Ilam, with a population of 557,599, is the most sparsely-populated province, he said.

The number of cities in the country has increased from 201 in 1956 to 1,331 in 2011, Azar said.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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