National Symbols of Iran

Iran is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkiye, Iraq, . The capital of Iran is Tehran.

The official language is Persian and the Iranian rial is the currency of the Iran. The domain is .ir and the country code is +98.

National day is celebrated on 1 Apr 1979. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Iran is no exception.

In Iran, Freestyle wrestling is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Iranian people. Tea is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Iran. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Simin Behbahani, Ferdowsi, Rumi, Hafez, Attar, Abu Sa'eed, Sanai, Rudaki, Nezami Ganjavi, Saadi, Omar Khayyám represent a national Iranian symbol.

The country was founded by Ruhollah Khomeini. The current president of Iran is Ebrahim Raisi and is the Prime Minister.

In Iran the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Iranian national anthem was written by Sayed Bagheri and composed by Hassan Riyahi.

Country information

Official name(s) Islamic Republic of Iran
Alternative name(s) Persia
Regional location 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".
Climate Mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Terrain Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts
Population 83,992,949
National Day 1 Apr 1979
Language(s) Persian
Religion Islam, Christianity & Zoroastrianism
Country code +98
Literacy rate 85.5%
Currency Iranian rial
Capital city Tehran
Domain(TLD) .ir
Ethnicity Persians including Mazenderanis and Gilaks, Kurds, Lurs, and Balochs
Head of government President
Nationality Iranian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
Average elevation 1,305 m (4,281 ft)
Coastline 2,440 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Iran

Flag map of Iran

Motto of Iran

Allahu Akbar -"God is the Greatest"

National animal of Iran

The National animal of Iran is Asiatic lion

National Animal of Iran - Asiatic lion

National flower of Iran

The National flower of Iran is Rose Gol-e Sorkh. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of Iran - Rose Gol-e Sorkh

National bird of Iran

The National bird of Iran is Common nightingale

National bird of Iran - Common nightingale

Rest of the National symbols of Iran 👇

Neighbouring countries of Iran

Iranian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Whoever has no children has no light in his eyes.

Whatever you eat will rot, whatever you give will blossom into a rose.

When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth.

Do not use words that are too big for your mouth.

To the ant, a few drops of dew are a flood.

Life is like perpetual drunkenness, the pleasure passes but the headache remains.

When fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your teeth.

Who does not beat his own child will later beat his own breast.

It is a wise man who can laugh at his own jokes.

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all.

The tears of the roasting meat kindle the fire even more.

In at one ear and out at the other.

In the hotel of decisions the guests sleep well.

I can only get better if I have good friends.

The arrow that has left the bow never returns.

A child is a bridge to heaven.

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