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

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 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

What Continent is Iran In?

Although considered to be part of the Middle East, Iran is located in the western portion of the continent of Asia.

What Continent is Iran In?

When Was the Iranian Revolution?

Between 1978 and 1979, the Pahlavi Dynasty was overthrown and replaced by a new Islamic Republic of Iran. The revolution was mostly non-violent, although there were incidents of armed struggle.

Iranian Revolution: Causes, Events, and Effects

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 Largest Ethnic Group in Iran?

The Persian people are the largest ethnic group in modern day Iran, accounting for 61% of the total population of the country.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Iran

What type of economy does Iran have?

ran has a mixed transitional economy that is dominated by gas and oil production industries.

The Economy of Iran