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Iran Flag Iran (the Islamic Republic of Iran) is a country in southwestern Asia (the Middle East region). It shares land borders with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and Turkmenisten. Iran has sea coasts on the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Caspian Sea, the last of these being an inland sea.

As of 2009, the population of Iran was estimated as 74,196,000. The capital, and largest city of the country is Teheran, which has a population of about 8 million.

The Iranian economy is based around a combination of state ownership and central planning of larger enterprises (including oil), as well as smaller private ventures, and village agriculture. The service sector is the largest sector of the economy, and industry the second largest, and oil and gas accounts for about 45% of government revenues. In recent years, the government of Iran has been introduced more market-orientated reforms (including attempting to privatize many government owned manufacturing concerns), as well attempting to diversify the economy away from oil.

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Iran Country Details


Country Name Iran
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Iran Flag
Principal Language Farsi
Capital Teheran


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Iran (Bradt Travel Guide Iran)
By Hilary Smith

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Iran (Bradt Travel Guide Iran)
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Now into its fifth edition, Bradt's Iran continues to provide the most detailed background, history and cultural information available when visiting this ‘Jewel of Central Asia'. This new edition has been thoroughly reviewed to provide all the latest information, from updated history and cultural developments to security, language and hotel prices, plus expanded practical information for independent travellers. Food and arts, rugs and handicrafts are all covered, plus new details of skiing in Iran and recommended Iranian movies. For outdoor enthusiasts, swimming and desert and eco-tours are also included. With new direct flights to Iran now available from Europe, and a warm-hearted and welcoming people eager to meet tourists, visiting this intriguing country has never been easier.

Iran's cities are packed with gilded mosques and blue-mosaic shrines built in honour of the country's greatest leaders. Its people are generous and its terrain ranges from the sands of the Persian Gulf to the Alborz Mountains in the north. The expert authors give first-hand descriptions of attractions ranging from the exquisite mosques of Esfahan and the museums and palaces of Tehran to remote, spectacular mountain hikes. New maps and up-to-date information on all the basics - hotels, restaurants, businesses and shops - help you to uncover the mysteries of ancient Persepolis, to enjoy a soak and scrub in a local hamam, or to pick up a pair of giveh slippers or a Persian rug in Kirman's bazaar.

Thoroughly updated, this new edition also includes new details of ‘Around Tehran', caravanserai, Nishapur, Qaleh Rudkhan and Kurdish villages on the Silk Road Trail, plus new maps of the historic bazaars of Esfahan, Yazd, Kerman and Shiraz. It has been updated by Middle East expert Maria Oleynik, who is fluent in ten languages, including Persian and Arabic

Lonely Planet Iran (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Virginia Maxwell

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the lavishly decorated Ali Qapu Palace, explore the covered bazaars of Yazd, or try a variety of Iranian kababs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Iran Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 48 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Visas & Planning, and Travelling in Iran
  • Coverage of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Qeshm Island, Garmeh, Mashhad, Masuleh, Tabriz, Soltaniyeh, Bisotun, Choqa Zanbil, Gorgan, Semnan, Damghan, Chalus, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iran, our most comprehensive guide to Iran, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrew Burke, Virginia Maxwell, and Iain Shearer.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Iran (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Hilary Smith

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Known as the jewel of Central Asia, Iran's cities are packed with gilded mosques and blue-mosaic shrines built in honour of the country's greatest leaders. Its people are generous and its terrain ranges from the sands of the Persian Gulf to the Alburz Mountains in the north. The expert authors give first-hand descriptions of attractions ranging from the exquisite mosques of Isfahan and the museums and palaces of Tehran to remote, spectacular mountain hikes. New maps and up-to-date information on all the basics - hotels, restaurants, businesses and shops - help you to uncover the mysteries of ancient Persepolis, to enjoy a soak and scrub in a local hamam, or to pick up a pair of giveh slippers or a Persian rug in Kirman's bazaar.

Lonely Planet Iran (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike among the Castles of the Assassins in Alamut Valley, Lose yourself in Esfahan's historic bazaar, or ski in the Alborz Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Iran Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, cuisine, religion, history, architecture, literature, music, crafts, environment
  • Over 50 maps
  • Covers Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kashan, Choqa Zanbil, Takht-e Soleiman, Tabriz, Masuleh, Mashhad, Garmeh, Alamut Valley, Alborz Mountains, Kaluts, Qeshm Island and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iran, our most comprehensive guide to Iran, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Iran - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Stuart Williams

Kuperard Pub
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Iran - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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Iran is rarely out of the headlines, and there is likely to be a rush of interest from tourists and investors if the provisional framework agreement reached in April 2015 is implemented, lifting most sanctions in exchange for limits on its nuclear program for at least ten years. Western fascination with Iran is nothing new. For centuries, foreigners have been entranced by a country that is quite distinct from all others in the region. Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Travelers have long been seduced by the echoes of the extraordinary ancient history contained in the word “Persia.” But Iran is also a modern society that is experiencing great change. Although it is still feeling the effects of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, social restrictions have loosened considerably in recent years. Strict Islamic rules coexist with an increasingly dynamic society driven by an overwhelmingly young population. Animosity toward the West at a political level sits side-by-side with a wholehearted welcome for foreigners as individuals. Culture Smart! Iran takes you beyond the clichés to show how life in Iran really is and how you can feel comfortable in its society. It offers insights into a country full of surprises. Despite Iran’s deep commitment to Islam, the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian past is still part of everyday culture. Its language, Farsi, shares linguistic roots with English and French. It is a country where one of the more genuine democracies in the Middle East is overlaid by an unelected theocracy. And where “no thank you” really does sometimes mean “yes please.” If nothing else, this entrancing, beautiful, and sometimes infuriating place is a country whose inhabitants genuinely wish visitors Khosh amadi!—Welcome!
Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sofia Barbarani, Virginia Maxwell, Anthony Sattin & Jenny Walker

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be awed by the grandeur of Istanbul's Aya Sofia, contemplate history at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, and explore the wonder of Giza's Pyramids; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Middle East and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Middle East:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, architecture, cuisine, arts, landscape, environment, traveller etiquette, safe travel, women travellers
  • Over 75 maps
  • Covers Egypt, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Middle East, our most comprehensive guide to the Middle East, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Turkey, Egypt or Iran? Check out Lonely Planet's Turkey, Egypt or Iran guides for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.
  • Also check out Lonely Planet Istanbul, a detailed guide to the city's most renowned attractions, or Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Sofia Barbarani, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, Daniel Robinson, Anthony Sattin, Andy Symington, Jenny Walker

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Iran: Persia: Ancient and Modern (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
By Helen Loveday & Christoph Baumer

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Iran, or Persia as it was formerly known, has been a melting pot of civilizations for centuries. The Islamic revolution in 1979 and the subsequent Iran–Iraq war reduced tourism to a trickle, but in the last decade the country’s global significance with
Lonely Planet Iran (Country Travel Guide)
By Andrew Burke

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Iran

Pause on the Grand Stairway at Persepolis and imagine trumpeters heralding your arrival
Indulge in rosewater ice cream as you stroll between centuries-old bridges in Esfahan
Believe it when you see it: check out the world's most unexpected ski resorts
Rent a room with a view in a mountain village and watch life unfold as it has for centuries

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Two authors, five months of on-the-ground research, 379 invitations to tea
Packed with tips for overlanders, women, and solo travelers
Incorporates Farsi words and script throughout
Get up-to-the-minute info from other travelers on the Iran branch of the Thorn Tree: lonelyplanet.com
Iran Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the largest countries in the Middle East. Known as Persia to the world until 1935, Iran (the official name between 1935 and 1979, and the name by which the country is now called) is actually the 18th largest country in the world. Iraq is located to the west and the northern boundaries are shared with Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The western boundaries are shared with Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The Caspian Sea is to the north and the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman are situated to the south. Overview - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Tehran - Golestan Palace & Museum - Saadabad Palace - National Museum of Iran - Time Museum - Azadi Tower - Treasury of National Jewels - Milad Tower - Isfahan - Ali Qapu Grand Palace - Naqsh-e Jahan Square - Shah Mosque - Vank Cathedral - Bridges of Isfahan - Atashgah Temple - Shiraz & Persepolis - Hafez Tomb - Afif Abad Garden - Qur’an Gate - Persepolis Archeological Zone - Tabriz - Kish Island - Dizin Ski Resort - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Amir Hotel - Melal Apartment Hotel - Atlas Hotel - Iran Hotel - Pol & Park Hotel - Places to Eat & Drink - Monsoon - Shandiz Mashad - Restaurant Shahrzad - Malek Soltan Jarchi Bashi - Haft Kahn - Places to Shop - Tehran Bazaar - Bazaar Vakeel - Tabriz Bazaar - Damoon-e Kish Shopping Center - Vanak Shopping Center

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