Iran is the second largest country in the middle east, and the birthplace of one of the world’s oldest civilizations which date as far back as 4000 BC.
The country has about 10% of the world’s oil reserves. Iran pumps approximately 4 million barrels of oil every single day, and is the 4th largest producer of oil in the world.
Iran is located in the Middle East, with a population of 83 million people. Its capital is Tehran, and their currency is the Rail (Rls). The official language is Farsi.
Iran celebrates over 20 holidays including:
- Martyrdom of Harzrat Fatimah (Date Varies)
- Islamic Revolution Day (Feb 11)
- Imam Ali’s Birthday (Date Varies)
- The Prophet’s Ascension (Date Varies)
- Oil Nationalisation Day (Mar 20)
- Norwuz (Date Varies)
- Imam Mahdi’s Birthday (Date Varies)
- Islamic Republic Day (Date Varies)
- Nature Day (Date Varies)
- Martyrdom of Imam Ali (Date Varies)
Want to learn more? Check out Iran’s tourism website.
Iran has 24 world heritage sites including:
- Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
- Bam and its Cultural Landscape
- Cultural Landscape of Maymand
- Golestan Palace
- Historic City of Yazd
In addition to 24 national parks including: