†At-a-glance:†Iran's vital statistics
Population

Cost of living

Development

Women

Communications

Oil

Economy

Population
In the run-up to Iranís parliamentary elections, there is much interest in the two-thirds of the country's population aged under 30. The post-revolution baby boom generation strongly backed President Khatamiís election in 1998, but the young are now considered widely disillusioned with the pace of change and many may not vote.