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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.
  • The national flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a tricolor consisting of equal horizontal stripes of green, white and red with the national emblem in the center of the white stripe and the takbir written 11 times in white Kufic script.

    After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the modern flag was adopted on July 29, 1980. Many Iranian exiles who oppose the Iranian government use alternative flags, including a tricolor flag with a lion and a sun in the center or tricolor without additional emblems.
  • 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.
  • Iran borders on the north with Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan; to the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan; to the south by the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq.

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