Culture of Iran
The culture of Iran is one of the oldest in the Middle East. Owing to its dominant geo-political position and culture in the world, Iran has directly influenced cultures and peoples as far away as Ita...
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Traveling Iran by train | DW Documentary
Iran is opening its doors to foreigners and a train ride from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea is a great way to get to know the country and its people. The travel restrictions that are now being ...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Persian culture
The culture of Iran is one of the oldest in the Middle East. Owing to its dominant geo-political position and culture in the world, Iran has directly influenced cultures and peoples as far away as Ita...
Persian culture - Wikipedia
Iranian folklore
Iranian folklore, including jokes, legends, games, folklore heroes and beliefs is sophisticated and complex.
Iranian folklore - Wikipedia
Iranian art
Persian art or Iranian art has one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and ston...
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Persian language
Persian (/ˈpɜrʒən/ or /ˈpɜrʃən/; فارسی fārsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] in Persian) is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-Euro...
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Persian literature
Persian literature (Persian: ادبیات فارسی‎) is one of the world's oldest literatures. It spans two-and-a-half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have b...
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Iranian literature
Persian literature (Persian: ادبیات فارسی‎) is one of the world's oldest literatures. It spans two-and-a-half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have b...
Iranian literature - Wikipedia
Cinema of Iran
The Iranian Film Industry (or the Cinema of Iran; in Persian: سینمای ایران) refers to the cinema and film industries in Iran which produce a variety of commercial films annually. Iranian art films ha...
Music of Iran
Iranian music, as evidenced by the archaeological records of Elam, the most ancient culture in southwestern Iran, dates back thousands of years. There is a distinction between the science of Music, or...
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Persian traditional music
Persian traditional music (mūsīqī-e sonnatī-e īrānī, mūsīqī-e aṣīl-e īrānī) is the traditional and indigenous music of Persia / Iran: mūsīqī, the science and art of music, and moosiqi, the sound and p...
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Iranian architecture
Iranian architecture or Persian architecture is the architecture of contemporary Iran and the Iranian Cultural Continent. It has a continuous history from at least 5000 BCE to the present, with charac...
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Persian gardens
The tradition and style in the design of Persian Gardens, known as Iranian gardens in Iran (Persian باغ ایرانی Bāgh-e Irāni)or Bāgh-Sarai) has influenced the design of gardens from Andalusia to India ...
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Iranian cuisine
Iranian or Persian cuisine is the traditional and modern style of cooking in Iran. Situated in the Middle East and West Asia, the Iranian culinary style is unique to Iran, though has historically both...
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Sport in Iran
Many sports are practiced in Iran, both traditional and modern. Tehran, for example, was the first city in West Asia to host the Asian Games in 1974, and continues to host and participate in major int...
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Iranian festivals
The following is a list of festivals in Iran.
Corruption in Iran
Corruption remains a serious problem in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to Transparency International, which publishes the annual Corruption Perception Index, in 2012, Iran was ranked 2.8 ...
Demographics of Iran
Iran's population increased dramatically during the later half of the 20th century, reaching about 75 million by 2011. In recent years, however, Iran's birth rate has dropped significantly. Studies pr...
Demographics of Iran - Wikipedia
Education in Iran
Education in Iran is highly centralized and is divided into K-12 education and higher education. K-12 education is supervised by the Ministry of Education and higher education is under supervision of ...
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Human rights in Iran
The state of human rights in Iran has been criticized both by Iranians and international human right activists, writers, and NGOs since long before the formation of the current state of Iran. The Unit...
Religion in Iran
According to the CIA World Factbook, around 90% of Iranians associate themselves with the Shi'a branch of Islam, the official state religion, and about 9% with the Sunni and Sufi branches of Islam. T...
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