IRAN
Know Your Community – Know Your World
Persian Empire
• Iran with its inception in 3200 BC, is the oldest country in the world
• Known as Persia until 1935
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Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979
• Area of Iran = 1/6 of USA, 15 times of Ohio
• Caspian Sea: The world’s largest lake.
• The Persian Gulf: World's largest...
Quick Facts
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• Full name:
Islamic Republic of Iran
• Population: 74.8 million
• Capital: Tehran
8 million (Metro: 14 mill...
Tehran
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8 millions (14 millions Metro)
• Rice, Kiwi, Orange
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Rice
Kiwi
Dates: 2nd
Oranges: 7th
Pomegranates: 1st
Pistachios: 1st
Religions
• Muslim: 99%
• Christians, Jews and others: 1%
• Christians are protected in the Iranian constitution and two
s...
Holidays
1. Cultural and Traditional
2. Religious
3. National
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Iranian New Year
• Norooz
No= New
Rooz= Day
The first day on the Iranian year is on the March
20th or 21st ,the first day ...
Iranian New Year
• Santa
• Haji Firooz
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Haft Seen
Christmas Tree
Haft Seen
Haft= Seven
Seen= S
Seven S
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1st S
Seeb = Apple
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2nd S
Sir= Garlic
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3rd S
Sekkeh= Coin
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4th S
Sonbol= Flower
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5th S
Saa’t= Clock
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6th S
Serkkeh= Vinegar
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7th S
Sabzeh= Green
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Golden Fish Eggs Mirror
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Haft Seen
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Haft Seen at the University of Akron
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Yalda Night
Longest night of the year
Beginning of the winter (20-21 of December)
Celebrating that Day (Sun) overcomes Nig...
Food
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Introduction
Maysam Sodagari
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• 28 years old
• I am from Iran
• In USA since Jan. 2008
• PhD student at The University of Akron
• Chemical Engineering
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• Where is Persia?!
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My Hometown: Tonekabon
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My Hometown
Population: 45,000
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My Hometown
Alborze Mountains
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My Hometown
Alborze Mountains
Caspian Sea
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Tourists destination
Mount Damavand
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Iran is one of the world's most mountainous countries.
The highest volcano in all of Asia.
Iran has the ...
Mount Damavand and Tehran
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• Highest number of national capital relocations
in the world
• Iran has had 31 former capitals before Tehran
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Tehran
Azadi Square
Freedom Square
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Tehran was the world's least expensive capital
city based on CNN in 2007.
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Tehran
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Milad Tower
The world's fifth tallest tower
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Tehran
Winter
Snow
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Tehran
Ski resorts
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Air Pollution
Smoke Days!!
• Dusts from deserts in Saudi Arabia and Iraq
• Cars and Factories
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Sioseh Pol = 33 Bridge
Isfahan
In the 16th century it was the capital of Persia
Isfahan
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Persian Palace
Oldest Hotel~300 yrs old
Mosque
Isfahan
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Persepolis
Perse Polis= Persian City
About 550 BC2560 years ago
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Persepolis
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Persepolis
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The Gate of All Nations 72 columns- 62 feet high
Farvahar
Persian Soldiers
Economy
The economy of Iran: 18th
Iran possesses: 10% of the world's Oil reserves, 15% of its
gas reserves.
55% of the gov...
Economy
Gas: 40 cents/Gallon
Everything is two times more expensive!
Medicines for patients: Cancer, MS
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1 USD= 32,000 I...
Persian Carpets
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Typical Day
School: 6 days per week
From 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Have lunch at home
Do homework
Playing videogames
Playing soc...
Educations
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Public universities:
• No tuition (Free)
• Lunch for 10 Cents
• Free Transportation
Highest science & techno...
Women in Iran
• Women make up more than 60 percent of
Iranian university students.
• Iran Female to Male ratio of School
e...
Women in Iran
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Sports
Behdad Salimi:
The Strongest man on Earth
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Jews
• Iran hosts the largest Jewish population of any Muslim
country.
• After Israel, it is home to the second-largest Je...
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Church in Tehran
Church in Tehran
Church in Isfahan
Church in Isfahan
Language
Farsi or Persian
Official language of three countries:
Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan
110 million people
32 Alp...
Farsi
• Hello Salaam
• Good bye Khoda Hafez
• Yes Baleh
• No Nah
• Thank you Mamnoon
• Your Welcome Khahesh Mikonam
• Plea...
Farsi
• I love you Dooset daram
• How are you? Chetori?
• Excuse me! Bebakhshid
• I am sorry Sharmandam
• Do you speak Eng...
Iranian calendar
Order Days
Iranian Persian
Iranian-months Gregorian months
1 31 Farvardin March-April
2 31 Ordibehesht Ap...
Week
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Country Week Days Weekend
Iran Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
USA Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Food
• Breakfast: 6-9 AM
• Lunch: 12-2 PM
• Dinner: 8-9 PM
Rice with Saffron
Kebab (Beef or chicken)
Grilled tomato
Vegeta...
Food
• Salad:
Tomatos
Onions
Cucumbers
Lemon Juice
Salt and pepper
Dessert:
Sholeh Zard=Yellow Flame
Rice+ Saffron
Sugar+ ...
Wedding
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Tehran, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
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Tehran, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
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Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
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Shiraz, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
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Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
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Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago
https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
Comment of an American
I am so pleased you are in Iran and sharing their
human-ness. Wow aren't we all really the
same - s...
Sa’adi (1184–1283)
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Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted...
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Questions?
m.sodagari@gmail.com
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  1. 1. IRAN Know Your Community – Know Your World
  2. 2. Persian Empire • Iran with its inception in 3200 BC, is the oldest country in the world • Known as Persia until 1935 2
  3. 3. 3 Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979
  4. 4. • Area of Iran = 1/6 of USA, 15 times of Ohio • Caspian Sea: The world’s largest lake. • The Persian Gulf: World's largest single source of crude oil. • Dasht-e Lut: the world's hottest place with a temperature of 159 °F by NASA.
  5. 5. Quick Facts 6 • Full name: Islamic Republic of Iran • Population: 74.8 million • Capital: Tehran 8 million (Metro: 14 million) • Major cities: Mashhad: 3 million Isfahan: 2.5 million • Major language: Persian • Major religion: Islam • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN) • Monetary unit: Iranian Rial • Main exports: Petroleum, carpets, agricultural products
  6. 6. Tehran 7 8 millions (14 millions Metro)
  7. 7. • Rice, Kiwi, Orange 8
  8. 8. 9 Rice Kiwi Dates: 2nd Oranges: 7th Pomegranates: 1st Pistachios: 1st
  9. 9. Religions • Muslim: 99% • Christians, Jews and others: 1% • Christians are protected in the Iranian constitution and two seats are reserved for them in the Parliament (Congress). • Jews are protected in the Iranian constitution and one seat is reserved for a Jew in the Parliament (Congress). 10
  10. 10. Holidays 1. Cultural and Traditional 2. Religious 3. National 11
  11. 11. Iranian New Year • Norooz No= New Rooz= Day The first day on the Iranian year is on the March 20th or 21st ,the first day of spring. 13 days long holiday. 12
  12. 12. Iranian New Year • Santa • Haji Firooz 13
  13. 13. Haft Seen Christmas Tree Haft Seen Haft= Seven Seen= S Seven S 14
  14. 14. 1st S Seeb = Apple 15
  15. 15. 2nd S Sir= Garlic 16
  16. 16. 3rd S Sekkeh= Coin 17
  17. 17. 4th S Sonbol= Flower 18
  18. 18. 5th S Saa’t= Clock 19
  19. 19. 6th S Serkkeh= Vinegar 20
  20. 20. 7th S Sabzeh= Green 21
  21. 21. Golden Fish Eggs Mirror 22
  22. 22. Haft Seen 23
  23. 23. Haft Seen at the University of Akron 24
  24. 24. Yalda Night Longest night of the year Beginning of the winter (20-21 of December) Celebrating that Day (Sun) overcomes Night (Darkness) It is believed that you should eat forty things at this night! 25
  25. 25. Food 26
  26. 26. 27
  27. 27. Introduction Maysam Sodagari 28
  28. 28. • 28 years old • I am from Iran • In USA since Jan. 2008 • PhD student at The University of Akron • Chemical Engineering 29
  29. 29. • Where is Persia?! 30
  30. 30. 31 My Hometown: Tonekabon
  31. 31. 32 My Hometown Population: 45,000
  32. 32. 33 My Hometown Alborze Mountains
  33. 33. 34 My Hometown Alborze Mountains Caspian Sea
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  35. 35. 36
  36. 36. 37 Tourists destination
  37. 37. Mount Damavand 38 Iran is one of the world's most mountainous countries. The highest volcano in all of Asia. Iran has the world's highest number of major earthquakes (magnitude higher than 5.5 Richter).
  38. 38. Mount Damavand and Tehran 39
  39. 39. • Highest number of national capital relocations in the world • Iran has had 31 former capitals before Tehran 40
  40. 40. Tehran Azadi Square Freedom Square 41
  41. 41. Tehran was the world's least expensive capital city based on CNN in 2007. 42
  42. 42. Tehran 43 Milad Tower The world's fifth tallest tower
  43. 43. 44
  44. 44. Tehran Winter Snow 45
  45. 45. Tehran Ski resorts 46
  46. 46. 47 Air Pollution Smoke Days!! • Dusts from deserts in Saudi Arabia and Iraq • Cars and Factories
  47. 47. 48 Sioseh Pol = 33 Bridge Isfahan In the 16th century it was the capital of Persia
  48. 48. Isfahan 49 Persian Palace Oldest Hotel~300 yrs old Mosque
  49. 49. Isfahan 50
  50. 50. Persepolis Perse Polis= Persian City About 550 BC2560 years ago 51
  51. 51. Persepolis 52 Persepolis
  52. 52. 53 The Gate of All Nations 72 columns- 62 feet high Farvahar Persian Soldiers
  53. 53. Economy The economy of Iran: 18th Iran possesses: 10% of the world's Oil reserves, 15% of its gas reserves. 55% of the government's revenue from oil and natural gas revenue (2008). Pistachios, propane, methanol, carpets and automobiles are the Iran's non-oil exports. Iran is the world's largest producer of saffron, pomegranates and pistachios.
  54. 54. Economy Gas: 40 cents/Gallon Everything is two times more expensive! Medicines for patients: Cancer, MS 55 1 USD= 32,000 IRR = 1 USD= 17,000 IRR (Jan 2012)
  55. 55. Persian Carpets 56
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  57. 57. Typical Day School: 6 days per week From 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM Have lunch at home Do homework Playing videogames Playing soccer Watching TV 58
  58. 58. Educations 59 Public universities: • No tuition (Free) • Lunch for 10 Cents • Free Transportation Highest science & technology growth rate in the world, 1000% increase in 9 years (1995–2004). Azad University: the world's 3rd largest university: 1.3 million students It is also the world's largest private university.
  59. 59. Women in Iran • Women make up more than 60 percent of Iranian university students. • Iran Female to Male ratio of School enrollment = 1st in the world 60
  60. 60. Women in Iran 61
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  63. 63. 64 Sports Behdad Salimi: The Strongest man on Earth
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  65. 65. Jews • Iran hosts the largest Jewish population of any Muslim country. • After Israel, it is home to the second-largest Jewish population in the Middle East. 66
  66. 66. 67 Church in Tehran Church in Tehran Church in Isfahan Church in Isfahan
  67. 67. Language Farsi or Persian Official language of three countries: Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan 110 million people 32 Alphabets We write from right to left. 68
  68. 68. Farsi • Hello Salaam • Good bye Khoda Hafez • Yes Baleh • No Nah • Thank you Mamnoon • Your Welcome Khahesh Mikonam • Please Lotfan 69 • • • • • • •
  69. 69. Farsi • I love you Dooset daram • How are you? Chetori? • Excuse me! Bebakhshid • I am sorry Sharmandam • Do you speak English? Aya inglisi baladi? • I am an Iranian Man Irani hatsam 70 • • • • • •
  70. 70. Iranian calendar Order Days Iranian Persian Iranian-months Gregorian months 1 31 Farvardin March-April 2 31 Ordibehesht April-May 3 31 Khordad May-June 4 31 Tir June-July 5 31 Mordad July-Aug 6 31 Shahrivar Aug-Sept 7 30 Mehr Sept-Oct 8 30 Aban Oct-Nov 9 30 Azar Nov-Dec 10 30 Dei Dec-Jan 11 30 Bahman Jan-Feb 12 29/30 Esfand Feb-March The most accurate solar calendar. It is based on the four seasons: 1. Spring 2. Summer 3. Fall 4. Winter
  71. 71. Week 72 Country Week Days Weekend Iran Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. USA Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  72. 72. Food • Breakfast: 6-9 AM • Lunch: 12-2 PM • Dinner: 8-9 PM Rice with Saffron Kebab (Beef or chicken) Grilled tomato Vegetables 73
  73. 73. Food • Salad: Tomatos Onions Cucumbers Lemon Juice Salt and pepper Dessert: Sholeh Zard=Yellow Flame Rice+ Saffron Sugar+ Rose water Pistachio 74
  74. 74. Wedding 75
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  82. 82. 83 Tehran, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  83. 83. 84 Tehran, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  84. 84. 85 Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  85. 85. 86 Shiraz, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  86. 86. 87 Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  87. 87. 88 Isfehan, Iran, 3 weeks ago https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork
  88. 88. Comment of an American I am so pleased you are in Iran and sharing their human-ness. Wow aren't we all really the same - small world isn't it really? It gives me a sense of unity and "sameness" worldwide - despite the differences in race, religion, geography. 89
  89. 89. Sa’adi (1184–1283) 90 Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you've no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain!
  90. 90. 91 Questions? m.sodagari@gmail.com

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