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Number of Afghan refugees in Iran

How many Afghan refugees are there in Iran?

1.5 million

Not too many people know that Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who fled Afghanistan during the 1980s Soviet war.  There are also traders, business people, workers, exchange students, diplomats, tourists and other visitors.   There are approximately 1.5 million Afghans in Iran.  There were 935,600 Afghans in Iran in 2010.  Needless to say, there were 1452513 Afghans in 2011.  It is important to know that Afghan refugees are being treated with respect.  Unfortunately, they cannot obtain Iranian citizenship or permanent residency.  The main idea is that they live in Iran under time-limited condition of stay.

This fact is verified on : December 9, 2013.





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