|The Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran, A dynamic Country with a Great Range of Contrasts, Incredible Culture, Rich Historic legacy, breathtaking landscapes and scrumptious food make it a very unique place to explore.
It stretches from the Caspian Sea in the north to the Persian Gulf in the south, imposing mountain ranges, fertile plains and mystifying desert landscapes. It’s home to 85 million inhabitants with wide hospitality and proud of their country full of culture, customs and history.
Iran as a never-ending journey is a popular holiday destination that welcomes young and old, wanderers, foodies and history buffs from all around the world.
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Before you set off to discover this amazing country, let’s get some general information.
| Middle East, 1.648 million sq km (slightly larger than Alaska)
| 79,926,270 (December 2016 est.)
Geographically, Iran is located in West Asia and borders the Caspian Sea in the north, On the eastern Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman, at the easternmost edge of the geographic and cultural region known as the Middle East. Iran is the second largest country in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia. Bandar Abbas is the largest harbor in the south on the Strait of Hormoz which separates the Persian Gulf and Oman sea. Iran is divided into 5 regions with 31 provinces, each governed by an appointed governor.
|Afghanistan 936 Km
|Armenia 35 km
|Azerbaijan-proper 432 km
|Iraq 1,458 km
|Pakistan 909 km
|Turkey 499 km
|Turkmenistan 992 km
Iran has a variable climate, having 11 climates out of the world's 13, ranging from arid and semi-arid, to sub-tropical along the Caspian coast and the northern forests.
On the north ( the Caspian coast plain ), temperatures remains humid in most of the year; however, winters are cold with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures during December and January. Towards the Westside, the settlements in the Zagros basin experience lower temperatures, severe winters with below zero temperatures and heavy snowfall. The eastern and central basins are arid, with less than 200 mm rainfall, and occasional deserts. Average summer temperatures rarely exceed 40°c. the coastal plains of the Persian Gulf of Oman in southern Iran have mild winters, and very humid and hot summers.
Official Language: Farsi or Persian
Religions: Muslim 99%; Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians 1%
Exchange Rate: Approximately www.bmi.ir to one US Dollar