Interesting facts about Iran
Isfahan is one of the top tourist destinations and one of the largest historical cities in Iran. This city with its attractions such as Naghsh Jahan historical square, Sivaseh bridge, old mosques, etc., is always of interest to domestic and foreign tourists.
Isfahan is half of the world and with its historical monuments and having a pristine and beautiful nature, it has always been a memory for Iranians. This city arouses everyone's admiration and it is not possible for you to return dissatisfied with your trip to Isfahan. Isfahan's handicrafts, such as enameling, woodcarving, etc., adorn Iranian houses. In this article, we will introduce 20 interesting facts about this city:
1. Isfahan is the third-largest city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad.
2. In 2015, Isfahan and Rasht were the first cities in Iran to join the World Creative Cities Network under UNESCO.
3. Naghsh Jahan Square, with a length of 560 meters and a width of 160 meters, is one of the largest squares in the world.
4. One of the old names of Isfahan is Sepahan; Some experts believe that during the Sassanid rule, this city was the gathering place of the armed forces, and the troops of the southern regions of Iran, such as Bakhtiari, Fars, etc. , gathered in this area before moving towards the battlefield. They called this place Espahan, and later the word became known as "Isfahan".
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is one of the metropolises of the country that has developed since the Qajar period and has become one of the most developed cities in the region.
Tehran is located 112 km south of the Caspian Sea and south of the Alborz mountain range and is the political and economic center of Iran. In this article, we want to introduce you to some of the facts about this city:
1. With an area of 730 square kilometers, Tehran is the 27th largest city in the world.
3. Tehran had a gate for the first time in the Safavid period. During his reign, Shah Tahmasb Safavid, due to his special interest in Tehran and its clean climate, had ordered that an orgy be built around the city of Tehran and six gates be built on it.
Shiraz is a city of secrets and in the spring and the month of May, it literally becomes a paradise that is filled with the fragrance of spring orange in every breath of existence. Shiraz is a city of poetry and the atmosphere of Hafez and Saadi's poems is complex in every aspect.
Shiraz is one of the old cities of Iran and it can be considered one of the top tourist cities of our beloved country Iran. Shiraz is full of historical, natural, and literary attractions and has something for every taste. The people of this city are also hospitable and welcome tourists with open arms. If you are also interested in the city of mystery and poetry, follow this article to learn more about its interesting facts.
1. Shiraz is the third city in Iran after Tabriz and Tehran that its municipality was established (in 1296).
2. The name of Shiraz has been registered in history books as "Tirazis", "Shirazi's" and "Shiraz".
3. Shiraz, which hosts Shah Cheragh, the brother of Imam Reza (AS), has been named the third shrine of the Ahl al-Bayt in Iran.
4. Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Nicosia, Cyprus, Chongqing, China, and Weimar, Germany are the sister cities of Shiraz.
Tabriz is one of the metropolises of Iran and the capital of East Azerbaijan province. Tabriz is the largest city in the northwest region and the administrative, industrial, commercial, military, communication, commercial and cultural hub of this region of the country. Get acquainted with the facts of this beautiful city.
Tabriz is the city of the first. This city is one of the most important cities in Iran and one of the immigrant cities. Tabriz has a rich and tumultuous past, many times the earthquake has destroyed this city in general, but the efforts of its people have rebuilt a beautiful and large city. Follow us to introduce you to interesting facts about this city.
1. The present Tabriz dates back to the Parthian and Sassanid eras.
2. Tabriz was the capital during the reigns of the Atabakans, the Khwarezmshahis, the Ilkhans, the Shepherds, the Jalayrians, the Raqviunlus, the Aghqoyunlus, and the Safavids, and it can be called one of the cities that has been the capital for a long time. During the rule of the Qajars, Tabriz was the crown prince.
3. It is said that in 1500 AD, when Tabriz was the capital of the Safavids, it was considered as the fifth largest city in the world.
4. In Armenian, Tabriz is called "Tavriz", in Kurdish it is called "Turiz" and in some parts of Azerbaijan it is called "Tori".
The city of Rasht, due to its natural and historical attractions, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Iran. Rasht city is the center of Rasht city and Gilan province. The city is also known as the city of silver rains due to its annual rainfall.
The city of Rasht, due to its natural and historical attractions, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Iran.
Rasht city is the center of Rasht city and Gilan province. The city is also known as the city of silver rains due to its annual rainfall.
Rasht enjoys many natural, historical, and human attractions; This has made this region one of the most popular tourist destinations. And it attracts many tourists to this beautiful city.
In this article, we have discussed some interesting facts and points about this beautiful and lively city.
1. According to the census in 1335, the population of Rasht was 100,000. Today, however, the city has a population of one million.
2. 76% of the region's population is urban and 24% is rural.
3. The largest and most populous city in northern Iran among the coastal cities is Rasht.
4. Among the cities of the country, the highest population density is relative to the area for Rasht.
Yazd is always mentioned as a symbol of endurance in the heart of the desert. An area that is also very old historically. The city of windmills and aqueducts or the city of bricks; It does not matter what title you choose for Yazd. Yazd is always one of the most important tourist destinations for those interested in the desert.
A city that has risen to prominence in the harsh nature of the desert and is becoming more and more prosperous day by day with the exemplary nature of its people.
In this article, we have dealt with interesting facts and points from Yazd.
1. "Yazd" is an ancient word that has its roots in "Yasht" or "Yazt" and "Yasen" and means praise, prayer, worship, and God. "Isatis" and "Dar al-Ebadah" are also mentioned as the old letters of this city.
2. The title "House of Worship" was given to this city after the advent of Islam and the tendency of the people of Yazd to Islam. This name was chosen during the Seljuk period in 504 AH to be considered as an area for worship.
3. Yazd city is the capital of Yazd province and is located in a wide and dry valley surrounded by Shirkuh and Khoranagh mountains.
4. The city dates back to the Sassanid era.
Kerman, as one of the metropolises of Iran, is a region full of human and natural tourist attractions. In this article, get acquainted with the interesting facts and points of Kerman.
The city of Kerman and Kerman province, in general, has many tourist attractions. From the historical and natural attractions of this region to the culture of its people, everything is an excuse for this province to become the jewel of the desert plateau of Iran.
In this article, we also deal with interesting facts and points from Kerman.
1. The city of Kerman is one of the oldest cities on the Iranian plateau. According to some historians and researchers, the history of human habitation and settlement in it dates back to 4,000 BC.
2. If we consider "our work" as two words, "work" جنگ means war and "we" means place, which collectively means "place of heroism and battle".
Qeshm Island is the largest island in Iran and is located in the Persian Gulf. In this article, we will discuss some interesting facts about Qeshm.
Qeshm Island is the largest island in the waters of the Persian Gulf, which belongs to Hormozgan province. We have always heard a lot about the unique beauties and features of this island. The island's countless attractions have made Qeshm one of the most important tourist destinations in Iran.
We draw your attention to the interesting points of this legendary land.
1. Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, located in the Strait of Hormuz and has long belonged to Iran.
2 The old name of this island during the Sassanid era was "Abarkan" which means "big island".
Mashhad is one of the top tourist destinations in Iran. The tomb of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS) shines like a shining jewel in the heart of this city and has caused the prosperity of Mashhad tourism industry.
Mashhad is one of the metropolises of Iran and is considered the center of religious tourism in the country. These days, tourists from neighboring countries also travel to Mashhad to use the health and medical facilities. All Shiites wish to travel to this city and visit the holy court of their eighth Imam.
If you are interested in learning more about the facts of Mashhad, stay tuned:
1. Mashhad, with an area of 328 square kilometers, is the second largest city in Iran after Tehran.
2. Mashhad economy is mostly based on the production and trade of saffron, barberry, cantaloupe, nuts and dried fruits, leather and carpet industry. However, due to the existence of the court of Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS), the tourism industry has a significant share in generating income for the people of this city.
3. In 2009, Mashhad was selected as the "spiritual capital of Iran".
4. Mashhad has been selected as the "Capital of Islamic Culture" in 2017.
Ahvaz, as the capital of Khuzestan province, is one of the most important cities in Iran. Follow this article to get acquainted with interesting facts and points about this city.
Ahvaz is one of the metropolises of Iran. This city, which is also the capital of Khuzestan province, enjoys many natural and cultural attractions. From the beautiful beaches of Karun Khoroshan to the groves of this region, all have given special beauty to this city; But unfortunately, in recent years, for various reasons, we have witnessed a lot of pollution due to fine dust in this area.
1. For the name of Ahvaz, the theory that has been proposed indicates that Ahvaz is the plural of "Hoz" which is considered as "Khoz" and is in fact for the Khozians living in Khuzestan.
2. Ahvaz was one of the major cities of Khuzestan during the Sassanid era and was one of the major centers of the textile industry. It was also one of the centers of Christianity in Iran and one of the episcopal regions of Khuzestan.
3. The Khozis were an early people living in this land and were related to the Elamites.
Semnan is the capital of Semnan province, southwest of Alborz mountain range and north of Kavir plain on the way from Tehran to Khorasan. There are facts about this city that we will discuss in this article.
Semnan is one of the cities of Iran, which is located in the south of Alborz mountain range. In addition to natural attractions, this city also has beautiful historical attractions. Semnan is one of the cities with an adventurous historical background and this city can be seen with the view of a proud historical city.
Semnan is adjacent to Damghan Shahroud cities from the east, to Darjezin, Mahdishahr and Shahmirzad from the north and to Sorkheh from the west. Its distance to Tehran is 216 km and it is connected to the Tehran-Mashhad national railway and has two airports. Semnan is the most populous city in Semnan province. Semnan has a dry and temperate climate and its people are Aryan and speak Persian.
In this article, we have gone to interesting facts about this city, join us to know more about Semnan:
1. During the Median Empire, all of present-day Semnan was part of the great Median Empire. After the Medes, Cyrus the Great, after conquering Asia Minor, went to the eastern regions of Iran and advanced to the Seyhoun River.
2. Cyrus added the province of Parthia, which included Khorasan and Kumesh (Qoms, roughly present-day Semnan province), in addition to Sistan (Zarang) and Khorazm to his territory. After Cyrus, Cambyses came to the kingdom, and according to Cyrus' will, the rule of Khorazm, Parthia and Carmania (Kerman) was given to Berdia. During this period, Semnan, like Poli, connected the three states of Raga (Rey), Khorasan and Astarabad (Gorgan).
3. After the invasion of Alexander the Great and the Seleucid rule, the Seleucids gave the Iranians a lot of power to satisfy the Iranians and not to revolt. To keep the people happy, the party rulers also built sixty cities in the state of Koomesh, including Apama (present-day Lasjerd of the villages of Sorkheh) and Hekatmoplis (present-day Sadrvazeh or Damghan). During the Parthian period, Koomesh was one of the eighteen Parthian states and was known as Komisan and Qomis.