About Iran

Widely-known though perhaps misunderstood, Iran is a fascinating country. Both Middle Eastern and Central Asian, Iran is a vast country both in land area (17th largest) and population (18th largest). It is the site of some of the most ancient civilizations known to humankind, and today is a middle power that is home to a diverse population. There are an amazing 22 World Heritage Sites in the country. m 

Iran Trivia

Where is Iran?

Located in western Asia, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the second largest country in the Middle East. It is also special in global history as it is where some of the oldest civilizations first flourished.

Iranian Culture and Traditions

What Kind of Government Does Iran Have?

Iran is a Middle-Eastern country also known as the Islamic Republic of Iran and has a theocratic government, in which most policies are based on Islamic religious ideologies.

What Type Of Government Does Iran Have?

What is the Biggest City in Iran?

The Iranian capital city of Tehran is home to more than 15 million people in its metropolitan area, making it the largest city in the country.

Biggest Cities In Iran

What Languages are Spoken in Iran?

Persian is the official language of Iran and is spoken by over 50% of the country's population.

What Languages Are Spoken in Iran?

What is the Longest River in Iran?

The Aras is the longest river in Iran at 666 miles.

Longest Rivers In Iran

What Are Some Native Plants Of Iran?

Zagros Field Elm, Persian Ironwood, Velvet Maple, Schrenck's Tulip, Miss Willmott's Ghost, Fall Daffodil, etc., are some native plants of Iran.

Native Plant Species Of Iran

Which Reptiles Are Found In Iran?

The Iranian Rock Gecko, Persian Spider Gecko, Mugger Crocodile, Caspian Cobra, Spider-Tailed Horned Viper, etc., are some of the reptilian species found in Iran.

Native Reptiles Of Iran

What is the Major Religion in Iran?

Iran is an Islamic state where close to 98% of the population identifies as being Muslim. The nation’s constitution is largely based on Islamic law. The dominant religious group in Iran is the Shia Muslims. Sunni Muslims are the second largest religious group.

Religious Beliefs And Freedoms In Iran