عنوان مقاله [English]
Population geographic analyses dealing with relationships and interactions between human groups and geographic spheres are mainly based on statistical data. The existence of such analyses will be the prerequisite of any land allocation planning and organization of living space. There is no doubt that due to socioeconomic changes and especially changes in world political systems, it is not possible to accurately predict demographic indicators for the countries of the world.
For example, Afghanistan's political transformations over the past quarter of century and possible future developments in Iraq have, and will have, significant effects on the structure and composition of population and its spatial movements across the country. In any case, the tables of the Index show the status of the indicators of Iranian population and their prediction up to 2015.
Table (1) shows the demographic changes of Iran from 1881 to 1996. As the figures in this table show, from 1881 to 1921, the population growth rate of Iran was very low and equal to 0.6%.
Low levels of nutrition and health and higher mortality rates were major factors in this low population growth rate. From the years 1921 to 1941 (World War II), a steady growth in population is observable.
In these two decades, the growth rate was about 1.5 percent. The current figure (2002) also applies to Iranian population.