Louisa March 25, at 6: I wish I could go sooner but the plan right now is to go in May, hopefully before it gets too hot.
Iranian, Persian Alternative Names The term "Persian" is used as an adjective— especially pertaining to the arts—and to designate the principal language spoken in Iran. The term is often used to designate the larger cultural sphere of Iranian civilization.
The terms "Iran" as the designation for the civilization, and "Iranian" as the name for the inhabitants occupying the large plateau located between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf have been in continual use for more than twenty-five hundred years.
They are related to the term "Aryan" and it is supposed that the plateau was occupied in prehistoric times by Indo-European peoples from Central Asia. Through many invasions and changes of empire, this essential designation has remained a strong identifying marker for all populations living in this region and the many neighboring territories that fell under its influence due to conquest and expansion.
Ancient Greek geographers designated the territory as "Persia" after the territory of Fars where the ancient Achamenian Empire had its seat. Today as a result of migration and conquest, people of Indo-European, Turkic, Arab, and Caucasian origin have some claim to Iranian cultural identity.
Many of these peoples reside within the territory of modern Iran. Outside of Iran, those identifying with the larger civilization often prefer the appellation "Persian" to indicate their affinity with the culture rather than with the modern political state.
Iran is located in southwestern Asia, largely on a high plateau situated between the Caspian Sea to the north and the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south.
Its area issquare miles 1, square kilometers. Its neighbors are, on the north, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkmenistan; on the east, Pakistan and Afghanistan; and on the west Turkey and Iraq.
Approximately 30 percent of this boundary is seacoast. The capital is Tehran Teheran. It forms a basin surrounded by several tall, heavily eroded mountain ranges, principally the Elburz Mountains in the north and the Zagros range in the west and south.
The geology is highly unstable, creating frequent earthquakes. The arid interior plateau contains two remarkable deserts: These two deserts dominate the eastern part of the country, and form part of an arid landscape extending into Central Asia and Pakistan.
Temperatures range from as high as degrees Fahrenheit 55 degrees Celsius in the southwest and along the Persian Gulf coast to degrees Fahrenheit degrees Celsius.
Rainfall varies from less than two inches five centimeters annually in Baluchistan, near the Pakistani border, to Iran more than eighty inches two hundred centimeters in the subtropical Caspian region where temperatures rarely fall below freezing.
Recent population estimates range from sixty-one to sixty-five million. The population is balanced 51 percent male, 49 percent femaleextremely young, and urban. This marks a radical shift from the mid-twentieth century when only 25 percent lived in cities. Iran is a multiethnic, multicultural society as a result of millennia of migration and conquest.Last month, the Islamic Republic of Iran granted me an Iranian passport, bringing to an end a trying application process that lasted almost exactly two years.
The most important things in Iranian culture are: Loving God.
Loving Iran. Loving family. Taarof. The core concept in Persian culture is called Tarof (or taarof). It is based upon acknowledgement of other people.
When eating, to show respect, make sure you finish your food. It is considered very rude to leave food on your plate in an. Ancient Iranian religion: Ancient Iranian religion, diverse beliefs and practices of the culturally and linguistically related group of ancient peoples who inhabited the Iranian plateau and its borderlands, as well as areas of Central Asia from the Black Sea to Khotan .
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