What you would like to know about Iran

The nature of Iran

Iran is a mountainous country. The Zagros Mountains bisect the country from north-west to south-east.

Many peaks in the Zagros exceed 3,000 metres above sea level. Rimming the Caspian Sea are the Alborz Mountains, which are narrow but high.

The volcanic Mount Damavand (5,671 metres), located in the centre of the Alborz, is Iran’s highest peak; on clear days, it can be seen from Tehran.

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Where is Iran located ?

Iran , also called Persia and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran,is a country in Western Asia.

It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan, to the southeast by Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq.

What is the language of Iranian people?

Today, more than 120 million people speak Persian or farsi or iranian language as their first or second language.

By the number of its speakers and its influence, it is the most widespread language in the Middle East along with Arabic.

Major news broadcasters, like BBC, DW or Euronews, have Persian or farsi -language an alphabetic services.

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Iranian cuisine or Persian cuisine

The cuisine of Iran has made extensive contact throughout its history with the cuisines of its neighbouring regions, including Caucasian cuisine, Central Asian cuisine, Greek cuisine, Levantine cuisine, Mesopotamian cuisine, Russian cuisine and Turkish cuisine, among others.