What are some remarkable facts about Iran?

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Mudassir Ali
Feb 18, 2020 04:59 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 18, 2020 04:59 AM

Originally Answered: What are some of the most mind blowing facts about Iran?
Here are some facts about Iran For You:

– The earliest archaeological findings from Persia date to the Paleolithic era, 100,000 years ago. By 5000 BCE, Persia hosted sophisticated agriculture and early cities.
– Iran is the world’s oldest continuous major civilization, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 4000 BC.
– The region now called Iran was occupied by the Medes and the Persians in the 1500s B.C. until the Persian king Cyrus the Great overthrew the Medes and became ruler of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire, which reached from the Indus to the Nile at its zenith in 525 B.C.
– In Persian language, the word Iran means “Land of the Aryans.”
– The official name of Iran is the Islamic Republic of Iran. It became an Islamic republic since the Pahlavi monarchy was overthrown on Feb. 11, 1979.
– The former name of Iran was Persia, which was in use till 1935.
– Persian is the official language of Iran; it is used for educational, administrative and business purposes. Many local languages such as Azeri, Kurdish, Arabic and Armenian are also spoken in the country.
– Persian (Farsi) is still spoken in Tajikestan and Afghanistan. It was the official court language of India for 200 years.

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