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Iran is an ancient land which has rich historical past. It was captured by Alexander the great in 331 B.C. Later on it was ruled by Seleucids, Parthians, Sasanians and the Arabs Islam was introduced in this land in the 7th century A.D. the Mongols devastated this region in the 12th century. Later on it was ruled by the Safvid dynasty and the Qajar dynasty (1794-1925). Ayetollah Khomeni brought about a religious democratic revolution in 1979.

What is official name of Iran?
Islamic Republic of Iran

What is the independence day of Iran?
February 11

Who is the current president of Iran?
Hassan Rouhani

Who is the vice president of Iran?
Eshaq Jahangiri

Who is current supreme leader of Iran?
Ali Khamenei

Who was the shah of Iran?
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was shah of Iran (1941-1979)

When does Iran celebrate New Year?
Iran celebrate Nowruz, it is the name of the Iranian New Year.

Flag of Iran
Iran's current flag was adopted on July 29, 1980. It reflects the change of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Its field is a tri colour comprising equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red. The flag of Iran is consist red, green and white colour and written 22 times Allahu Akbar

Who wrote the Iranian national anthem?
The Islamic Republic of Iran national anthem written by Saed Bagheri and composed by Hassan Riyahi

Where is Iran located?
Iran is located Between the Middle East and South of Asia. To the west, Iran shares a large border with Iraq and a smaller border with Turkey.

What type of climate is Iran?
Iran has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters.

What's Tehran's weather like?
The city enjoys four distinct seasons, including snow in winter

Which countries border Iran?
Iran Shares borders on east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, on northwest by Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia, on the north by Turkmenistan and to the west by Iraq.

Which is the capital and largest cities of Iran?
Tehran

Which is the official language of Iran?
The official language of Iran is Persian. Seven other languages are spoken in Iran which is Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Lori, Mazandarani, Gilaki, Balochi and Arabic

What type of religion is Iran?
98 or 99% population of Iran is Muslim. The magority and official religion about 90% of Iranians practice Shi'ism. Some of them are Sunni Muslim (mostly Turkomans, Arabs, Baluchis and Kurds). 1% or 2% of population are othe religion like Baha’i, Christian, Zoroastrian, and Jewish communities.

What are the major imports in Iran?
The major imports in Iran as of 2014 are non-electrical machinery, iron, steel, chemicals and related products, transport vehicles, electrical machinery, tools and appliances.

What are the major exports in Iran?
Iran's the major exports as of 2014 are oil, natural gas, chemicals, fruits, plastics, metals and ceramic products.

Which day is weekly holiday in Iran?
The official weekly holiday in Iran is Friday.

What is the total area of Iran?
1.648 million Km²

What is population of Iran?
77.45 million (2013)

Tallest mountain in Iran
Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran elevation 18,602 feet, 5,671 m. It is located north on Tehran

What is the currency used in Iran?
Iranian Rial

The most popular sport in Iran is
Football

National festivals in Iran
National festivals in Iran are Nowruz, Tirgan, Mehregan, Yalda, Sadeh and Chaharshanbe Suri

What is the longest river in Iran?
The Karun River is Iran's longest river at 890 km, (553 mil)

Major ethnic groups in Iran
Major ethnic groups in Iran are Persians. Dozens are other ethnicities which are Azeris, Kurds, Arabs, Baluchis, and Lors living in Iran. Others include Turkomen, Qashqai, Mazandarani, Talysh and Gilaki.

What is the national game of Iran?
The national game of Iran is wrestling but soccer is the most popular.

What is the national food of Iran?
Chelo-Kabab or Chelow Kabab is the national dish of Iran.

Calling code of Iran
+98

National tree in Iran
Cedrus

What is the national flower of Iran?
Red Rose (Rosa) is the national flower of Iran.

What is the national bird of Iran?
Common nightingale

What is the National Animal of Iran?
Asiatic Lion

Which type of government in Iran?
Unitary Islamic Republic

Who is the national poet of Iran?
Behbahani

First bank in Iran
The first bank in Iran is Bank Melli established in 1927

Iranian New Year celebration
Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year.

Which religious minority does not enjoy civil protection in Iran?
Baha'is

What percent of Iranian university students are female?
Around 60%

Which countries are main trading partners of Iran?
Iran's main exports partners are China, Japan, Turkey, Italy and South Korea.

What's the official stance on women singing in public?
Women cannot perform on their own but if a man joins in its permitted.

What is one of the key demands of the Green Movement?
The release of the author and activist Zahra Rahnavard from house arrest .

Who is Abbas Kiarostami?
A filmmaker who has dabbled in poetry, opera and photography, among other things.

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