Economy, Domestic Economy

Snapshot of Iran's Nomadic Economy

Snapshot of Iran's Nomadic EconomySnapshot of Iran's Nomadic Economy

The findings of the recent National Population and Housing Census show Iran’s nomad population is 1,186,830, of which 51.3% are men and the rest women.

Sixty-three percent of people above six years are literate.

The literacy rate for men is 70.9% and for women is 54.8%.

Out of 961,377 nomads of ages above 10, about 74.2% or 713,425 are economically active. About 28% of the country’s pasture, 30% of the livestock and 4% of heavy livestock are at the disposal of nomads.

They produce 25% or 190,000 tons of country’s red meat, the Statistical Center of Iran reported. 


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