You should know a couple of things before traveling to this country. Here are some information about Iran, the best time to travel, drinking water, Money, Iranian culture, alcoholic drinks, getting a visa, Internet, telecommunication and accommodation system and safety in Iran.
General Information about Iran
Iran is a country with thousand years of history. It is an ancient land with diverse nature, history, art and architecture, language, literature and culture.
It is an Islamic Republic; the official religion of the country is Islam and the majority of the population is Shia.
Working week starts from Saturday to Wednesday. Friday and sometimes Thursdays are the weekend.
The official language of Iran is Farsi, but many Iranians speak Persian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Lori, Baluchi, Gilaki, Taleshi and Arabic. There are different dialects and accents throughout the country.
The country’s population is over 70 millions. Tehran is the capital and the largest city in this country. Tehran is the Iranian’s political, cultural, commercial and industrial center.
Safety in Iran is an issue which concerns many tourists attention. Iran is a really safe country and many travelers are surprised by the safety they experience in Iran because of the false media information they heard about Iran.
About Iran’s climate
This country is a high plateau. Annual rainfall varies in different parts of the country and in different seasons. Desert and semi-desert areas occupy more than half of the country. Iran has a high climatic diversity. From North to South, we gradually face four different climate patterns; Moderate and humid, Warm and dry, Cold and mountainous and Warm and humid.