Introduction Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan Total Area: 1,649,000 ( sq. km. ) or 1,024,029 ( sq. miles ) U.S. State Size Comparision: slightly larger than Alaska Natural Hazards: periodic droughts, floods; dust storms, sandstorms; earthquakes Population: 65,397,521
Traditions and Customs The bride sits before a mirror so that a groom's first view of her is a reflection. For the first 25 days of December, a great fast is observed Christmas Eve is the last day of the fast The boys and girls of Iran have never heard of Santa Claus, so they do not exchange gifts at Christmas If you are invited to an Iranian's house then you should check to see if the host is wearing shoes. If not, remove yours at the door.
Weather in Iran <ul><li>Weather during the spring period in Iran is typically fairly mild. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the rain seen in Iran is during the Spring. </li></ul><ul><li>Like the spring, autumn is a fairly short season in Iran. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer weather in Iran is typically very hot and dry. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun shines almost continuously during the summer. </li></ul>
Wars in Iran Persian Gulf War being the Second Gulf War), was a war between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran on 22 September 1980 The war came at a great cost in lives and economic damage Half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers as well as civilians are believed to have died in the war The Iran-Iraq war was also known as the Imposed War.
Animals In Iran Critically endangered Asiatic Cheetah. Iran had lost all its Asiatic Lion. The Persian leopard is said to be the largest of all the subspecies of leopards in the world camels are on the brink of extinction The number of two-humped camels has shrunken due to absence of conservation plans
Mountains in Iran Mount Damavand is also known as Donbavand Donbavand is a dormant volcano It is the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia It is not volcanically active The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea
Food In Iran <ul><li>The pomegranate is native to Iran </li></ul><ul><li>There are many varieties of pomegranate in Iran </li></ul><ul><li>From very sour to very sweet in taste </li></ul><ul><li>The black pomegranates are almost rare and more expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Neyriz is a major pomegranate land in Iran and has the most output </li></ul>
Iran History <ul><li>The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC </li></ul><ul><li>The first Iranian dynasty formed during the Elamite kingdom in 2800 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Art became major elements of Muslim civilization and started with the Saffarids and Samanids. </li></ul>
Conclusion I would like to visit iran of a couple reasons I would like to see the mountains I would also like to try some of the food I think it would be cool to see camels roaming And to learn about the history there.