About Iran

About Iran

Iran or also known as Persia officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation. It is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and Indian Ocean coastline. Iran has been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia and the Strait of Hormuz.

It contains two major ranges of mountains, the Alborz with the highest peak in Asia west of the Himalayas, Damavand (5671 m above sea level) and the Zagros that cuts across the country for more than 1,600 km extending from north-west to the south-east of the country.

Iran is one of the few countries that have all four distinguished seasons. And at any time of the year, in each section of the country, one of the four seasons is visible. Iran's variety in terms of temperature, humidity, and rainfall differs from place to place and season to season. Length of the seasons differs in different regions.

There are many historical and attractive sites in Iran. Some of them which listed in UNESCO are: Tchogha Zanbil, Persepolis, Meidan-e-Emam, Takht-e-Soleyman, Pasargadae, Bam,  Soltaniyeh, Bisotun, Shushtar Waterfalls, and

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