Iran (Persia) officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Central Eurasia and Western Asia.The name Iran has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was also known to the western world as Persia. Both Persia and Iran are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, Iran is the name used officially in political contexts. [Read More]
Iran is located in southwestern Asia, largely on a high plateau situated between the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south. Its area is 636,300 square miles (1,648,000 square kilometers). Its neighbors are, on the north, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkmenistan; on the east, Pakistan and Afghanistan; and on the west Turkey and Iraq. Iran's total boundary is 4,770 miles (7,680 kilometers). Approximately 30 percent of this boundary is seacoast. The capital is Tehran (Teheran). [Read More]
The overwhelming majority of Iranians - at least 90 percent of the total population - are Muslims who adhere to Shia Islam. In contrast, the majority of Muslims throughout the world follow Sunni Islam. Of the several Shia sects, the Twelve Imam or Twelver (ithna- ashari), is dominant in Iran; [Read More]
Iran's population is about 70 million currently. More than two-thirds of the Iranians are under the age of 30, and the literacy rate stands above 80%.
Education in Iran is highly centralized and is divided to K-12 education and higher education. K-12 education is supervised by the Ministry of Education and higher education is under supervision of Ministry of Science and Technology. [Read More]
Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran tries to provide better and much effective services and necessary information for passengers and traders. Our purpose is to facilitate customs procedures, respect people and gain their confidence. [Read More]