Last updated on March 11th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Iran is a country in Asia. The official name of Iran is the Islamic Republic of Iran. It shares borders with 7 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkiye, and Iraq. The people of Iran are called Iranians. The country is in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Iran has also been influenced. The etymology of Iran can be defined as; “Land of the Aryans” or “land of the free” The term “Arya” is from a Proto Indo-Iranian root, generally meaning “noble” or “free”, cognate with the Greek-derived word “aristocrat”.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Iran include Persians including Mazenderanis and Gilaks, Kurds, Lurs, and Baloch.
Iran Air is the national airline of Iran. The national colors of the country are green, white, and red. The emoji flag of the country is ????????, and the ISO code is IRN.
Iran is known for the oldest, richest, and most influential art heritages in the world. The national dish of Iran is Chelow kabab. Tea, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Iran is Tar.
The country has the time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST) followed by yyy/mm/dd as the standard date format.
Iran is divided into 31 provinces. The capital of the country is Tehran, which is also the largest city in Iran.
The literacy rate in Iran is 85.5%.
The country’s total area is 1,648,195 km² (636,372 sq mi), and the total population is 83,992,949. The country’s average elevation is 1,305 m (4,281 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, and mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts. The country’s usual climate can be described as; Mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along the Caspian coast.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Iran has 2,440 km of coastline.
The Iranian rial serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Iran is .ir and the country code is +98. The name of Allah is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Museum of Iran serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Museum of Iran is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Iran is the Shalvar, and Jameh combination, often with a wide belt called Kamarband, and 1 April is designated as National Day. In Iran, the majority of the population practices Islam, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Iran has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Iran’s national bird is the Common nightingale, while its national animal is the Asiatic lion. The national flower is Rose Gol-e Sorkh, whereas Pomegranate is the country’s national fruit. The national tree of Iran is the Mediterranean cypress, and the highest peak is Damavand.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Iran is Jinn.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Iran and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Freestyle wrestling is considered the country’s national sport.
Poetry is a highly valued form of art, and many poets are considered significant national symbols of the country. The national poets of Iran are Simin Behbahani, Ferdowsi, Rumi, Hafez, Attar, Abu Sa’eed, Sanai, Rudaki, Nezami Ganjavi, Saadi, and Omar Khayyám.
Ruhollah Khomeini is the founder of Iran. The country’s national anthem was written by Sayed Bagheri, and composed by Hassan Riyahi.
Mausoleums are buildings dedicated to holding someone’s remains. It serves as a reminder of the nation’s revolutionary fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. Mausoleums are one of the most significant historical landmarks. The national mausoleum of Iran is the Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini. The country’s national hero is Shahid Mohammad Hossein Fahmideh.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Freedom Tower is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Iran is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and United Nations (UN). Iran collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “You Are Invited” whereas, “Allahu Akbar – “God is the Greatest” is the official motto of the country.
Ebrahim Raisi is the current President of Iran.
Iran has declared Persian as the country’s official language.
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|Islamic Republic of Iran
|Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan
|Country name etymology
|"Land of the Aryans" or "land of the free" The term "Arya" is from a Proto Indo-Iranian root, generally meaning "noble" or "free", cognate with the Greek-derived word "aristocrat"
|Mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
|Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, and mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts
|1 Apr 1979
|Islam, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism
|Persians including Mazenderanis and Gilaks, Kurds, Lurs, and Baloch
|Head of government
|Drive on the Right-hand side
|1,648,195 km² (636,372 sq mi)
|1,305 m (4,281 ft)
|Emergency telephone numbers
|Emergency Telephone Numbers
The National animal of Iran is Asiatic lion
The National flower of Iran is Rose Gol-e Sorkh. Botanical name is Rosa.
The National bird of Iran is Common nightingale
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