IRAN TRAVEL GUIDE
Known as Persia until 1935 in the western world, whereas the indigenous name has been Iran forever. Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling Shah was forced into exile.
An exciting history, a multi-cultural society, some of the world’s largest heritage sites and amazing works of architecture, yet Iran has never featured on top of the traveller's itinerary in recent times. The international business traveller is familiar with cities like Tehran, Persepolis and Shiraz and Esfahan. Museums, mosques, mausoleums and sublime ruins are assured to satisfy your cultural cravings. Iran is also a treasure trove of carpets and earthenware.
Though many countries have withdrawn travel warnings to Iran it is always wise to stay tuned to the latest information. It's best to avoid against all kinds of travel that cross borders and boundaries between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq as these are known potential trouble spots.
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IRAN QUICK FACTS
Government: Unitary presidential theocratic republic
Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
Population: 81,8 million (2018)
Language: Persian and dialects more than 60%, Turkish, Turkic and dialects 20%, Kurdish 10%, Luri 5%, Balochi 2%, Arabic 2%, other about 1%
Religion: Muslim 95% (Shi'a 85%, Sunni 10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish,Christian , Bahai , Mandai and other) 5%
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz (European plug)
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IRAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 11 February, Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
- 19/20 March, Oil Nationalization Day
- 20/21 March, Now Rouz (New Year)
- 1 April, Islamic Republic Day
- 1/2 April, Nature Day (Sizde-Behar)
- 3 June, Anniversary of the Death of Imam Khomeini
- 5-6 June, 15th Khordad National Uprising (1963)
Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Islamic holidays and festivals.
IRAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS
Iran has climatological diversity with three types of climate: 1) dry and semi-dry climate: large parts of internal lands and southern border of Iran have this climate; 2) mountainous climate, which itself is subdivided into two categories of cold and moderate mountainous climate; 3) Caspian climate: a narrow and small area between Caspian Sea and Alborz Mountain Belt with 600-2000 mm annual rain.
HEALTH RISKS IN IRAN
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Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.