Geography of Iran


Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan Geographic coordinates: 32 00 N, 53 00 E Map references: Middle East Area: total: 1,648,195 sq km land: 1,531,595 sq km water: 116,600 sq km country comparison to the world: 18 Area – comparative: almost…

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History of Iran


HISTORY Present Iran was historically referred to as Persia until 1935 when Reza Shah Pahlavi formally asked the international community to call the country by its native name, Iran. But In 1959 due to controversial debates over the name, it was announced that both could be used. The First inhabitants…

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Iranian Etiquette & Manners


Iranian Etiquette & Manners Olivia He introduces Iranian Manners Family is the foundation of Iran’s social structure and is much more private than in many other societies and cultures. Iranians see themselves as having two distinct identities: “zaher” (public) and “batin” (private). Female relatives must be protected from outside influences,…

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Iranian Food


Iranian Culture – Iranian Food Olivia He introduces Persian cuisine Caviar may be one of Iran’s major exports, but most Iranians tend to stick to more typical Middle Eastern cuisine. The staples in Iranian cuisine are wheat bread and long-grain white rice with lashings of yogurt, lamb and eggplant. Flavors are…

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