Iran Travel Guide
Iran, Persia, Pars, you have heard them all, a country as old as the history itself with an ancient civilization and as beautiful as eyes can perceive. The country of Cyrus the Great, Universally acknowledged as the first founder of The Human Right Charter. Iran is the 17th largest country of the world and it is known to be among the top ten richest countries in historical heritage and tourist attractions. Its history is rich; its nature is vastly wide and its people are colorful. The glory of Iran does not only dwell in the passages of history books and this modern country swells today with growth and advancement and its cities are as exuberant and vibrant as any other megalopolis.
Iranians are famous for their hospitality, compassion, and generosity. It is easily possible to visit Iranian homes, being slightly acquainted with them and become familiar with their life style, attitudes, livelihood, and many of their characteristics. The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km, Iran has a population of over 85 million. It is a country of particular geostrategic significance owing to its location in the Middle East & central Eurasia. Iran is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. As Iran is a littoral state of the Caspian Sea, which is an inland sea and condominium, Kazakhstan and Russia are also direct neighbors of Iran to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the west by Iraq and on the northwest by Turkey. Tehran is the capital, the largest city and the political, cultural, commercial and industrial center of the nation. Iran is a regional power, and holds an important position in international energy security and world economy as a result of its large reserves of petroleum and natural gas.