It is bordered by Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.It has been the centre of many different civilizations such as the Kassites, Mannaeans, Gutians and of course the historical conquests of adjacent regions led by the Persians have made Iran a multi-ethnic and multicultural country.Covering an area of 1,648,000 sq km (636,296 sq mi), Iran is known to be one of the world’s oldest civilizations.
Talking up your own gift could cause it to be declined; you must also be careful about praising any possession if you interact with an Iranian or visit their home.
If you praise something, the owner may try to offer it to you as a present.
Iran at a Glance Name: The official name of the country is the Islamic Republic of Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran) but it is also sometimes referred to as Persia.
Official language: Farsi (also called Persian) Population: 78.8 million, according to a 2015 estimate Capital: Tehrãn Main Religion: Shia Islam International Dialling Code: 98 Climate: Iran has a diverse climate.
In formal situations, only shake hands with people of the same gender, whereas informally Iranians kiss three times on each cheek.
After shaking hands, put your right hand on your chest to show respect.
The Persians had attempted (and failed) to conquer the Greeks on two separate occasions and in retaliation Alexander the Great then conquered the entire Persian Empire in 330 B. In the eleventh century it was conquered by the Turks and then later, Persia was overrun by the Mongols in 1250.
However, in the early sixteenth century, the present form of Shi’ism as the Iranian state religion was founded by a religious movement – the Safavids.
The second is “batin” (private) which would be visible at home with family and close friends.