Iran is a country in Western Asia. With a total area of about 1,648,000 km2 Iran is the 18th largest country of the world and the population of Iran based on the statistics of 2012 is about 75 million which is 17th most populated country in the world. The word Iran literally means the land of Aryans who were one of the most ancient inhabitants of this land. Before 1935 the country was called Persia which referred to Persian Empire which ruled since 550 B.C. The most ancient known government in Iran was formed during Elamite kingdom in 2800 B.C. Iran had since been a kingdom till 1979.
According to UNESCO Iran is among the world's top 10 historic and cultural countries as for the number of such sites. Anyone interested in history can find something to enjoy in a part of this land. Iran enjoys a geographical diversity unrivalled in the world for a land of this size. You can experience the 4 seasons at the same moment in different parts of the country. Besides historical and natural variety of Iran, one thing that attracts the attention of every tourist is the hospitality of Iranians. You never feel a foreigner in Iran. This country has all what you need as a perfect destination for your next vacation.
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