Interesting Facts About Iran

-The word Iran means the ‘Land of the Aryan’s.

-The for­mer name of Iran was Per­sia, which was in use till 1935.

-Iran ranks sev­enth among coun­tries in the world as regards num­ber of World Her­itage Sites rec­og­nized by UNESCO.

-Iran ranks sec­ond in the world in nat­ural gas and third in oil reserves.

-Alexander’s wife, Rox­anne, was an Iran­ian. “Roshanak” in Farsi

-Per­sians have a dif­fer­ent lan­guage and iden­tity from the rest of the Mid­dle East.

-Iran has bor­ders with ten coun­tries, namely Arme­nia, Azer­bai­jan, Turk­menistan, Afghanistan, Pak­istan, Oman, United Arab Emi­rates, Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey.

-The largest eth­nic group of Iran is Per­sian, con­sti­tut­ing about 51 per­cent of the population.

-Major­ity of the pop­u­la­tion of Iran is Shi­ite Muslim.

-Famous west­ern poets influ­enced by Per­sian poets: Ralph Waldo Emer­son, Wolf­gang Von Goethe.

-Iran’s con­sti­tu­tion and Par­lia­ment were cre­ated on Aug 5th, 1906.

-Famous bib­li­cal peo­ple buried in Iran: Queen Esther, Daniel, Cyrus The Great, Dar­ius The Great, St. Thaddeus.

-Iran is one of the world’s old­est con­tin­u­ous major civ­i­liza­tions, with his­tor­i­cal and urban set­tle­ments dat­ing back to 4000 BC.

-In spite of fierce com­pe­ti­tion, Per­sian rugs are still the best rugs in the world.

-Iran has world’s best caviar.

-Iran’s Mau­soleum of Maus­sol­los was iden­ti­fied as one of the Seven Won­ders of the Ancient World.

-It snows in Tehran like it does in Denver.

-Iran has croc­o­diles. It’s tigers were hunted to extinc­tion 50 years ago. But still has the only Asi­atic cheetah.

-Only coun­try to have pur­chased F-14 Tom­cats from US.

-Per­sian (Farsi) is still spo­ken in Tajikestan and Afghanistan. It was the offi­cial court lan­guage of India for 200 years.

-Sur­pris­ingly, Per­sia [Iran] built the ear­li­est known wind­mills, which resem­bled large pad­dle wheels. Iran was pio­neer­ing wind energy long before any other nation real­ized the energy ben­e­fit of God’s nat­ural energy powerhouse.

-Iran was the First country who officially accepted Ukraine independence form Soviet union.

October 31, 2014


Interesting! Can you elaborate on "It snows in Tehran like it does in Denver" part?

October 31, 2014

Wow! I didn't know some of these.

November 2, 2014

On what date did Iran recognized Ukraine? I always thought Poland and Canada were the first.

October 2, 2016
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