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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Iran

Updated on October 17, 2011

1. Farsi is the official language in Iran

2. The capitol of Iran is Tehran

3. Iran borders a total of 10 different countries in the region

4. The major religion in Iran is shite Muslim

5. Iran has settlements that date back over 4000 years and is considered to have some of the oldest in the world

6. Iran still has crocodiles which are protected but the Iranian tiger was hunted to extinction

7. Iran is the only country in the world to have purchased the famous f-14 tomcats from the U.S

8. Iran rates third in the world for oil reserves and is part of OPEC

9. Iran was formally known as Persia until 1935

10. Iran ranks 7th in the world for World heritage sites officially by UNESCO

11. Iran official government was created in 1906 prior to the Islamic revolution in 1979

12. Iran is famous for building the earliest known windmills in the world

13. There are over 24 million people living in Iran

14. Bat gammon was invented in Iran over 5000 years ago

15. Khoresh is the meal of choice in Iran stew of meat and vegetables

16. In Iran they have no unisex schools until the university level. Boys and girls go to separate schools

17. Soccer is the number 1 sport in Iran

18. It is traditional for Iran families to have at least one grandparent in the home if not they usually live within walking distance

19. Religion is taught in all public schools as a form of curriculum

20. Oldest village on record is at the edge of the Caspian sea over 6000 years old


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  • Kadmiels profile image

    Kadmiels 6 years ago from Florida

    thanks :)

  • akune profile image

    akune 6 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

    Your hubs are easy read, full of useful facts which as well build respect for the countries you write about.