Iran Government

Country Name Iran
Full Country Name Islamic Republic of Iran
Local - Long Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran
Local - Short Iran
Former Name Persia
Government Type theocratic republic
Capital Name Tehran
Capital - geographic coordinate 35 42 N, 51 25 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+3.5 (8.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins fourth Tuesday in March; ends fourth Thursday in September
Independence 1 April 1979 (Islamic Republic of Iran proclaimed); notable earlier dates: ca. 550 B.C. (Achaemenid (Persian) Empire established); A.D. 1501 (Iran reunified under the Safavid Dynasty); 1794 (beginning of Qajar Dynasty); 12 December 1925 (modern Iran established under the PAHLAVI Dynasty)
National Holiday Republic Day, 1 April (1979)
Constitution previous 1906; latest adopted 24 October 1979, effective 3 December 1979; amended 1989
Legal System religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

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