Rich History and Diverse Nature; these two phrases can tell almost all about Iran.
That is why many tourists choose Iran as their destination every year. Here, nature lovers will have the opportunity to visit the most amazing natural beauties: from vast deserts to high mountains, dense forests, and boundless waters -Iran has it all.
Apart from the diversity, being known as a country of all four seasons shows that it always has something different to offer.
Iran, one of Bloomberg’s top 20 tourist destinations in 2017, is a country in Western Asia.
Formerly known as the Persian Empire, Iran has a culture that dates back to more than 2500 years ago: one of the richest cultures and histories in the entire civilization. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world’s 18th-most-populous country. It is also the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world.
In Iran, you will see different cultures and religions.
The official language of Iran is Farsi (Persian) and the most practised religion is Islam, therefore Islamic social rules are followed by the society. Apart from Farsi, languages such as Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic among other languages are spoken by different ethnic groups.
Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran: the country’s political, cultural, commercial and industrial centre. Other large metropolitan areas include, but are not limited to, Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Yazd and Hamadan. The population of Iran is mostly urban with people mostly living in large metropolises and expanding urban complexes around major cities.
The Iranian Rial (IRR) is the currency of Iran; however, prices are often quoted in Toman. One Toman equals ten Rials.
Iran has large reservoirs of oil and gas and as a result, holds an important position in international energy security and world economy. Apart from that and other resources and industries, handicrafts are a major product of the country’s artists of different backgrounds and cultures and are of great attractiveness to tourists.
Add all of these to the hospitality of the Iranian people, and you will be sure to visit again soon after your first visit.