The area of Iran has been inhabited by humans since 2800 BC. The area became popular for its Persian literature, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. The Persian culture has a had a lot of influence in the region. Located between the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, it…
Esfahan is a jewel of ancient Persia and one of the best cities in Iran. From Basra Ibn Battuta started travelling with an aim to reach Baghdad but took a lengthier route traversing Iran and Esfahan was his next main stop.
Located in the province of Fars, Shiraz is a wonderful city which holds a lot of historic importance. For thousands of years Shiraz has been called as the heartland of Persia. Shiraz is popular by several names like Dar-ol-Elm (House of Learning), City of Love, City of Roses, and City…
Regarded as the centre of Iranian Azerbaijan, Tabriz is the fourth largest city of Iran and serves as the capital of the East Azerbaijan Province. Tabriz is a wonderful city with a rich history about 4500 years old. The city is set between Eynali and Sahand mountains on fertile land.…
Located in central Iran, Yazd is an ancient city and the capital of the Yazd Province. The presence of the city can be dated to the Sassanian Period (224-651 AD). The old town area still preserves its charm with old mud brick houses and winding lanes. The city is located…
Iran is a Middle Eastern country situated on the south of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf.It shares borders with Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
A population of close to 75.3 Million. Muslims account for about 98% of the population.
The climate in Iran varies depending on the regions. In the northwest, summers are dry and hot and winters are cold with heavy snowfall. In the south, winters are mild and the summers are very hot.
Persian is the official language. Luri, Gilaki and Mazandarani are widely used as well.
GMT+3 1/2 hrs Summer: +4 1/2 hrs
General: 8 AM to 4 PM (Saturday to Wednesday are the working days of the week. Thursday & Friday are considered as weekends)
Iranian Revolution Day: February 11th Navruz (Persian New Yeear): March 21st Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day: March 20th
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar): Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Ashura
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police/ Emergencies: 110 Medical: 115 Fire: 125
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