EghtesadOnline: 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, according to Financial Tribune.
They produce 25% or 190,000 tons of country’s red meat, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.