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Iran, my country, formerly known as Persia, is situated in the middle east. For many centuries it has served as a bridge between east and west. There are many different peoples, cultures and climates in Iran. Specially, Iran has a very long and amusing history.

L'Iran, mon pays, auparavant appellé la Perse, est situé au moyen orient. Les siècles durant, il était le pont entre l'orient et l'occident. Il s'y trouve différents peuples, cultures et climats. Surtout, son histoire est très longue et amusante.

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Nouruz

 

the most important national day in Iran.

la fête la plus importante en Iran.

 

Specifications:

  • Area: 1,648,195 km2.
  • Population: about 63,200,000 (1992).
  • Neighbors: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan.
  • Seas: Persian gulf, Omman, Caspian.
  • Government: Islamic Republic (since 1979).
  • Currency: Rial.
  • Date: Hejri Shamsi (solar).
  • Official language: Persian.
  • 2-nd language (in schools and universities): English.
  • Other languages: Azari, Kurdish, Gilaki, Arabic, Turkmen, Baluchi, Luri, Armenian, Assyrian, ....
  • Religions: Islam (about 98%), Christianity (about 400,000), Judaism (about 50,000), Zoroastrian (about 50,000).
  • Local time: GMT + 3:30.
  • Capital: Tehran.
  • Exportations: petroleum, natural gas, minerals (iron, copper, ...), carpets, fruits, pistachio nuts, leather, ....

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Provinces:

 

  Provinces Important cities
1 Ardabil Ardabil
2 Azarbaijan-e gharbi Urumieh, Mahabad
3 Azarbaijan-e sharghi Tabriz
4 Bushehr Bushehr
5 Charmahal va Bakhtiari Shahr-e-Kurd
6 Fars Shiraz
7 Gilan Rasht, Bandar-e-Anzali
8 Golestan Gorgan
9 Hamedan Hamedan
10 Hormozgan Bandar Abbas
11 Ilam Ilam
12 Isfahan Isfahan, Kashan
13 Kerman Kerman
14 Kermanshahan Kermanshah
15 Khorasan Mashhad, Quchan
16 Khuzestan Ahvaz, Abadan, Khorram-shahr
17 Kohkiluie va Boyer Ahmad Yasug
18 Kurdistan Sanandaj
19 Luristan Khorram-Abad, Broujerd
20 Markazi Arak
21 Mazandaran Sari
22 Qazvin Qazvin
23 Qom Qom
24 Semnan Semnan, Shahrood
25 Sistan va Baluchestan Zahedan, Zabol
26 Tehran Tehran, Karaj
27 Yazd Yazd
28 Zanjan Zanjan

 

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