The Country Of Iran

Learn about this Middle Eastern country

Geography

Located at 30 degrees north latitude and 50 degrees east longitude, Iran consists of rugged mountainous rims surrounding higher interior basins. Like most Middle Eastern countries, it is very arid (hot and dry). Right above Iran is the Caspian Sea.
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Economy

Economy

In Iran's economy they rely on oil to keep their country going like many countries in the Middle East. Their GDP is $441.2 billion. Iran is not a poor country, but they do not have as much money or are not as technologically advance as other countries such as the United States.
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Culture trait

Food is a very popular culture trait that is different in every part of the world. In Iran the food is very different from ours. It spreads from ground lamb kebabs, to bassmati rice pilaf, and even tomato and cucumber salad, gross. In their culture though, its a delite.

Government

Iran has what is known as a theocratic republic. Which means the citizens elect a representitive for their country who is religous. The capital of Iran is Tehran, which is located at 35 N and 51 E.
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Random, but interesting facts about Iran

In 2012, Iran’s police chief announced that Google is a tool for spying. Additionally, the Iranian government wants to form a “national Internet” that would be under state control. The current Iranian flag was adopted in 1980 and has three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red. Green is the color of Islam and represents growth, white symbolizes honesty and peace, and red stands for bravery and martyrdom. Centered in the middle white band is the stylized representation of the word “Allah” and the phrase La ilaha illa Allah (“None is worthy of worship but Allah”) in the shape of a tulip. Along the inner edges of the green and red bands are 22 copies of the phrase Allahu Akbar (“God is great”).
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