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Interesting Facts about Iran

Iran Interesting Facts

Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Iran:

  • People in Iran are Persians.
  • Iran has its own calendar.
  • Iran’s old name was Persia.
  • The weekend days in Iran are Thursday and Friday.
  • Iran is home to Zoroastrianism.
  • Most of the university students in Iran are females.
  • Iran has Persian vodka, it calls “Aragh Sagi”.
  • A thumbs-up in Iran is really rude.
  • Iran is an Islamic country in which Shia, also known as Shiite Muslims make up the majority.
  • Iran has one of the biggest gas reserves in the world.
  • Iran has 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Iran is considered the only home to the critically endangered Asiatic Cheetah.
  • Iranian carpets are famous along the world.
  • The highest volcano in Asia is in Iran.
  • Iranian females over the age of nine are required to wear a Hijab in public.
  • The most popular sport in Iran is football.
  • Iran has only one river which is accessible to boats.
  • There eight rivers in Iran.
  • Iran is the 18th largest country in the world.
  • The majority of the population of Iran is under 30 years old.
  • Iran holds the Guinness World Record for the largest hand-woven carpet.

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