Iran

Iran, Country in Western Asia.

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Iran (Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] (listen)), also called Persia and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān (listen) [dʒomhuːˌɾije eslɒːˌmije ʔiːˈɾɒn]), is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan, to the southeast by Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Iran covers an area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), with a population of 83 million. It is the second largest country in the Middle East, and its capital and largest city is Tehran. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BC, and reached its territorial height in the sixth century BC, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which became one of the largest empires in history and the world's first superpower.

Iranians
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Iranians ... Iranians may refer to: Iranian peoples, an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group living predominantly in Iran and other parts of the Middle East and the...

Iran–Iraq War
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Iran–Iraq War ... The Iran–Iraq War (Persian: جنگ ایران و عراق‎; Arabic: حرب الخليج الأولى, الحرب الإيرانية العراقية‎) was a protracted armed conflict that began on 22 September...

Iranian Revolution
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Iranian Revolution ... The Iranian Revolution (Persian: انقلاب ایران‎, romanized: Enqelâbe Irân, pronounced [ʔeɴɢeˌlɒːbe ʔiːɾɒːn]), also known as the Islamic Revolution, was...

Iranian cuisine
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Iranian cuisine ... Iranian cuisine (Persian: آشپزی ایرانی āšpazi-e iranī) comprises the cooking traditions of Iran. The term Persian cuisine is used as well due to the fact...

History of Iran
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History of Iran ... The history of Iran, which was commonly known until the mid-20th century as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region...

Tehran
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Tehran ... ˌteɪə-/; Persian: تهران‎ Ťehrân [tehˈɾɒːn] (listen)) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city...

Name of Iran
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Name of Iran ... historically the common name for Iran. On the Nowruz of 1935, Reza Shah asked foreign delegates to use the Persian term Iran (meaning the land of Aryans in...

Iranian monarchy
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Iranian monarchy ... The Iranian monarchy (Persian: شاهنشاهی ایران) existed in Iran from 715 BC to its abolition in 1979 by the Iranian Revolution. Median Empire, 715–549 BC...

Iran–Contra affair
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Iran–Contra affair ... The Iran–Contra affair (Persian: ماجرای ایران-کنترا‎, Spanish: Caso Irán–Contra), popularized in Iran as the McFarlane affair, the Iran–Contra scandal...

Provinces of Iran
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Provinces of Iran ... provinces. Iran portal List of current Iran governors-general List of Iranian provinces by Human Development Index Counties of Iran Geography of Iran ISO 3166-2:IR...

Azerbaijan (Iran)
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Pahlavi dynasty
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Demographics of Iran
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Islam in Iran
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Iran national football team
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Iranian peoples
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President of Iran
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Flag of Iran
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Christianity in Iran
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