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Basic facts about Iran.

Iran. Viza rat-i It Дђt Дђila a t.

Basic facts about Iran.

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Published by Ministry of Information, Publications Dept. in Tehran .
Written in English

  • Iran.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPublished on the occasion of the first decade of the White Revolution.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p.
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14291861M

    The two rivers of Mesopotamia are the Tigris and the Euphrates (Dijla and Furat, in Arabic). The Euphrates is the one on the left (west) in maps and the Tigris is the one closer to Iran -- . Iran is located in southwestern Asia. It covers an area of 1,, square kilometers (, square miles), slightly larger than the state of Alaska. Iran is geologically unstable, and experiences periodic earthquakes. In , a deadly earthquake struck eastern Iran, killing at le people. Air and water pollution are. Iran’s laws closely follow edicts given by strict Muslim clerics who took over the country in However, before the Shah was removed from power, Iranian culture was quite progressive and Westernized. Many Iranians who enjoyed considerable freedoms before never gave up their desire for Western culture and still try to enjoy it behind.

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Iran's economy is marked by statist policies, inefficiencies, and reliance on oil and gas exports, but Iran also possesses significant agricultural, industrial, and service sectors.

The Iranian government directly owns and operates hundreds of state-owned enterprises and indirectly controls many companies affiliated with the country's security forces. Iran. Vizārat-i Iṭṭilāʻāt. Basic facts about Iran. Tehran: Ministry of Information and Tourism, Publications Dept., (OCoLC) Online version: Iran.

Vizārat-i Iṭṭilāʻāt. Basic facts about Iran. Tehran: Ministry of Information and Tourism, Publications Dept., (OCoLC) Material Type. Written By: Iran, a mountainous, arid, and ethnically diverse country of southwestern Asia.

Much of Iran consists of a central desert plateau, which is ringed on all sides by lofty mountain ranges that afford access to the interior through high passes. Most of the population lives on the edges of this forbidding, waterless waste. I found that the book was the strongest telling the story of Iran prior to the 20th century, but this current period is also covered, in fact there is a Epilog that brings things up to in this edition of the book.

The book contains notes an index and numerous maps, but no photographs/5(79). Laura Secor: Six Essential Books on Iran. By Laura Seco r. J Save this story for later.

There are, of course, many kinds of books about Iran Author: Laura Secor. Iran is a country located in Western Asia. The official name of the country is the Islamic Public of Iran. The country has a population that exceeds 79 million, and it is the 18th largest country by population.

Iran is one of the world’s largest producers of caviar, pistachios, and saffron. [4] Famous biblical figures purported to be buried in Iran include Esther, Daniel, Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, and St.

Thaddaeus. [13] Iran has one of the only condom factories in the Middle East. [3]. Here are some little known facts about Iran to tempt you into investigating the country further.

10 LITTLE KNOWN IRAN FACTS. Iran has had a reputation for producing some of the world’s most beautiful rugs for over 2, years. They are the country’s second-most popular exported commodity after oil.

Read CNN's Fast Facts and learn more about the Islamic Republic of Iran in Central Asia. Basic Facts about the United Nations. This comprehensive handbook designed for the general public explains the structure of the United Nations, how the Organization works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people everywhere.

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Captivating History. The Rigveda is believed to have been written down for the first time around the early Middle Ages. Nonetheless, it is one of the oldest religious texts written in an Indo-European language.

It is also the only text on the list that’s still in use – the hymns are dedicated to various deities and phenomena. The books here are just a sample of Iranian literature. I’m thrilled that there are so many books remaining for me to explore.

After all, one of the best ways to understand another part of the world is to read works written by those who know it best, those who have lived it, those who have loved it, those who have shaped its : Kristen Twardowski. Books allow you to travel to faraway places without leaving your home.

Whether you’ve been to Iran or still have it on your bucket list, you can brush up on the country’s culture, history, and psyche of the people through a good fiction to memoirs and historical profiles, we’ve got the 10 must-reads based on Iran. Slightly larger than the US state of Alaska, Iran covers million square kilometers (, square miles).

Iran is a mountainous land, with two large salt deserts (Dasht-e Lut and Dasht-e Kavir) in the east-central : Kallie Szczepanski. Possibly one of the most followed, read and cherished strongholds of Persian poetry, the poems (divan) of Shamseddin Hafez are definitely one of the most important Persian books you can might think they are “just” poems, but after you travel to Iran you will realize they are much more than that.

Hafez, far from being just a poet, is regarded in Iran as a life mentor, his poems. Iran, also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. With 83 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country.

Its territory spans 1, km2, making it the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Calling code: + Iran is one of the most mountainous countries in the world.

There are two major mountain ranges in Iran: Alborz{Elburz}Mountain Range (extends west east parallel with the south shore of the Caspian Sea in a crescent-shaped arc for miles ( kilometers).

Highest peak Mount Damavand. Fact 5The 'Tehran International Book Fair' is held in the city and is known as one of the most important publishing events in Asia. Fact 6The tallest building in Iran, is the Tehran International Tower.

It is 54 stories high and the architecture is similar to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Iran has rarely been out of the headlines.

Yet media interest and extensive coverage has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a superficial understanding of what is a complex and nuanced political culture and civilization.

Iran is historically known as Persia, the Persian Empire was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world with a series of imperial dynasties. The empire also was frequently invaded, first by Alexander the Great, then by the Parthians, later ruled by the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire.

Iran has a long history of scholarship that has created a rich culture of art, literature, poetry, music, cuisine, and architecture. Ancient Iranian thinkers wrote influential texts on philosophy. Iran is a multiethnic, multicultural society as a result of millennia of migration and conquest.

It is perhaps easiest to speak of the various ethnic groups in the country in terms of their first language. Approximately half of the population speaks Persian and affiliated dialects as their primary language. The rest of the population speaks.

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Growing up in Iran in the mids, I was reared on a rich diet of wonderful Persian children’s books published by the institute for the intellectual development of children and young adults.

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The Islamic conquest of Persia (–) and the end of the Sassanid Empire was a turning point in Iranian history. Iran had been a monarchy ruled by a shah, or emperor, almost without interruption.Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran, is located in north-central Iran, at the juncture of the Trans-Iranian rail network.

Tehran (also Teheran) is the capital of Tehran ostan (province). About 65 miles ( km) south of the Caspian Sea, the city lies on a broad alluvial plateau that.

It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic : Yale University Press.