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About Iran

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IRAN is one of the oldest civilizations in the world dating back to 3200-2800 BC. The country is home to many different ethnic, cultural and religious groups that are offered freedom to practice and carry out their own beliefs and ways.

Iranian Historical Architecture

Iran has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Iran's location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area. January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C, and August is the hottest month at 20°C to 30°C or more.

In most of the areas, summers are warm to hot with virtually continuous sunshine, but high humidity on the southern coastal areas of the Persian Gulf. Daily Temperatures can be very hot; on some days temperatures can reach easily 40°C or more, especially along the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea which causes a danger of heat exhaustion

Today, Iran is the 18th largest country in the world with a population estimated at 82.01 million, of which 60% is under age 30, and the literacy rate is estimated at 86% (2017). With an area of 1,648,195 km², Iran is almost three times the size of France or slightly smaller than Alaska. The major part of the population are Muslims, and the remaining are Christian, Zoroastrian and Jewish.


Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran. It is located in the northern part of the country below Alborz Mountains. Tehran is Iran’s largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia. The city is home to many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. However, modern structures, notably Azadi (Freedom) Tower and the Milad Tower, have come to symbolize the city. 

Milad Tower at night

Iran University of Medical Sciences is one of the largest public medical universities in Iran, founded in 1974 in Tehran, located near Milad Tower, which is the sixth-tallest tower in the World.

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