Iran Geography

Iran Geography and Population

Iran (Geography) Iran (Geography), Natural Geography The Iranian landscape is characterized by mountain ranges from the alpine folding. Tectonic movements are still going on, and devastating earthquakes occur periodically, such as in 1978, when 20,000 people died in northeastern Khorasan, in 1990, when 40,000 died in the provinces of Gilan and Zanjan to the NW, […]

Things to Do in Iran

Things to Do in Iran

The ancient Persian Empire was powerful and wealthy. History has left many historical treasures. Iran is a gem to visit, especially for those who are interested in archaeological finds. Iran is a relatively quiet destination in the turbulent Middle East. The country manages to keep the conflicts reasonably out of the door. That does not […]

Iran Economy

Iran Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data Iran’s economy began to slowly recover from 2021. GDP is taking on an increasing trend, it grew by 2.5% in 2021, predictions for 2022 even count on a very optimistic figure exceeding 10% growth. In addition, according to estimates, this […]

Iran Visa

Iran Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Iran You must have a visa to enter Iran. Russian citizens are issued a tourist visa upon arrival at the international airports of Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz or Kish Island and if they have a return air ticket for up to 14 days. Be sure to answer the […]

History in Iran

History in Iran

From ancient times until 1935, the territory of modern Iran was known as Persia. The first states began to appear here as early as the 3rd millennium BC. In the 6th century BC. the mighty Achaemenid empire was formed, which occupied the whole of southwestern and western Asia. During the reign of the Achaemenids, the […]

IRAN State Flag

Iran State Facts

  THE CAPITAL Tehran STATE STRUCTURE Islamic republic INTERNAL DIVISION The main administrative unit of Iran are stans. At the moment, the territory of the country is divided into 31 stations. SQUARE 1,648,000 km² CLIMATE Dry to subtropical OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Persian CURRENCY Iranian rial POPULATION OK. 80 million NATIONAL COMPOSITION Persians (61%), Azerbaijanis (16%), Kurds […]

Iran Arts

Iran Arts and architecture

Abbasid and Seljuk period With the conversion to Islam (➔ Islam), Iranian art did not completely break with the past, but preserved within it part of the ancient iconographic heritage, which underwent a process of Islamization for which what previously had symbolic meaning henceforth it had an exclusively decorative function. Almost nothing remains of the […]

Iran Economy

Iran Sate Overview

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran. State of the Middle East (Asia), was known until 1935 as Persia, although today this name is still valid and accepted along with that of Iran. It borders Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east; Turkmenistan to the northeast, the Caspian Sea to the north, and Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest; Turkey and Iraq to the west and finally to the coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the […]

Iran after the 2009 Election 3

Iran after the 2009 Election Part 3

The rulers of Iran will probably not in the long run be able to stagnate the uprising that is already going on against the regime and the republic. The tug of war between authoritarian and pro-reform forces will persist and ride the Islamic Republic like a mare. This development will weaken the republic’s governing capacity. […]

Iran after the 2009 Election 1

Iran after the 2009 Election Part 1

The dramatic events surrounding the presidential election in Iran on June 12 this year have radically changed the political situation in the country. Never before in the history of the 30-year-old republic have there been such large-scale demonstrations against the regime. The events after the election have created a deep divide in a country where […]

Central Asia between Bark and Wood 3

Central Asia between Bark and Wood Part III

6: Energy and great power games Central Asia is rich in natural resources – especially large oil and gas deposits in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan call for foreign interest. The central location near Afghanistan also gives the region great military strategic importance . Both global and regional powers are trying to strengthen their position. At the […]

What determines the oil price 3

What determines the oil price? Part III

With state control over most of the world’s capacity for oil exports, the countries in OPEC were given increased opportunities to regulate production volume (volumes) and price in the market. After the war between Israel and Arab countries in 1973, the OPEC countries, under the leadership of Saudi Arabia and the country’s oil minister Sheikh […]

Persian Gardens (World Heritage)

World Heritage Sites in Iran Part I

According to hyperrestaurant, Iran suffers from a lack of water. The causes are global warming, frequent droughts and heavy water abstraction for large cities and irrigated agriculture. Rivers are drying up and lakes are shrinking with increasing frequency. Tapped groundwater causes the ground to sink in the Tehran area. The stock of sturgeon in the […]

Iran Culture

Iran Culture

Neolithic urban cultures on the soil of today’s Iran (Iranian art) formed the basis for the ancient oriental Elamite culture and Median art , which developed in close contact with neighboring Mesopotamia and Babylonia. The main testimonies are the step temples (zikcurrat) and palace complexes made of adobe bricks, for example in Susa. The Persian […]

Armenian monasteries in Iran (world heritage)

World Heritages in Iran Part II

Historical bazaar in Tabriz (World Heritage) The city of Tabriz on the Silk Road has been a place of cultural exchange since ancient times. The focus: the historical bazaar. It consists of covered buildings that are connected to each other. He achieved his greatest fame from the 13th to the end of the 18th century. […]

Tacht-e Soleiman Archaeological Site (World Heritage)

World Heritages in Iran Part I

Bisutun (world heritage) The rock relief from the 6th century BC Was by Darius I around 520 BC. Commissioned. The trilingual – Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian – inscription reports on the rise and victories of Darius. It played a crucial role in deciphering the cuneiform script. Bisutun: facts Official title: Bisutun Cultural monument: Archaeological […]

Persepolis Ruins (World Heritage)

Persepolis Ruins (World Heritage)

Persepolis is considered a unique testimony to ancient Persian culture. The city was founded by Darius I (522 – 486 BC) and was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire for a long time. The palaces, temples and other buildings were on an artificial terrace. Persepolis was founded in 330 BC. Destroyed by Alexander the great. […]