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Travelling to Iran.

Are you preparing your trip to Iran? Gulliway will help you to plan an interesting route and give you the best advice on exciting places and sights in Iran. It also enables you to calculate your trip costs. We collect statistic data on trips to Iran from our club’s members. It helps us to make recommendations on planning your journey. For instance: Why do tourists travel to Iran? The most popular activities are Historical Trip . Travellers go to Iran from around the world, but the most often they travel from Baku.

Few countries of Iran, rich in lands and cultures, are the most interesting for tourists. Pay your special attention to Iran . There are many different resources concerning travelling to these countries on our website: travelling to Iran.

The map of Iran

Iran regions.

Want to see interactive maps of Iran? There are maps of the following Iran regions in our database:

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    Geographically Iran consists of the following regions: Qazvin, Qom Province, , Mazandaran Province, Lorestan Province, Markazi Province, , , , Zanjan Province, Tehran Province, , Ostān-E Sīstān Va Balūchestān, Ostān-E Kordestān, Ostān-E Kohgīlūyeh Va Būyer Aḩmad, Ostān-E Eşfahān, Fars Province, , Ostān-E Chahār Maḩāll Va Bakhtīārī, Bushehr Province, Gilan Province, Golestan Province, Ostān-E Kermānshāh, Khuzestan Province, Kerman Province, Ilam Province, Hamadan Province, Ardabil Province.

    Cities of Iran

    If you plan a trip to Iran, pay special attention to Isfahan, Yazd, Kish Island, Qeshm and Bandar Lengeh. .

    Routes and travel notes about Iran.

    Start browsing routes database from here: All routes of Iran. There is a special resource for means of transportation: Iran transport . According to it, the most popular ways to travel to Iran by commercial aircraft , and for trips around travellers prefer to use Railway, commercial aircraft, Taxi.

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    Do you want to read more about Iran? Check, what Wikipedia knows about Iran. Gulliway has a special source for travelling activities in Iran. Our statistic says, the most popular travelling activities in Iran are: Historical Trip.

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    • The Wikipedia article about Iran

      Iran (Persian: ایران‎‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn]), also known as Persia (/ˈpɜːrʒə/), officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen)), is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh, the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan; to the north by the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. With over 79.92 million inhabitants (as of August 2017), Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. It is the only country with both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance.Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural centre.

      Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BC, and reached its greatest extent during the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BC, stretching from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming a larger empire than previously ever existed in the world. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC, but reemerged shortly after as the Parthian Empire, followed by the Sasanian Empire, which became a leading world power for the next four centuries.

      Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century AD, ultimately leading to the displacement of the indigenous faiths of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism with Islam. Iran made major contributions to the Islamic Golden Age that followed, producing many influential figures in art and science. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Turks and the Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, which followed the country's conversion to Shia Islam, marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history. By the 18th century, under Nader Shah, Iran briefly possessed what was arguably the most powerful empire at the time. The 19th-century conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. Popular unrest culminated in the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, which established a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. Following a coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States in 1953, Iran gradually became closely aligned with the West, and grew increasingly autocratic. Growing dissent against foreign influence and political repression led to the 1979 Revolution, which followed the establishment of an Islamic republic, a political system which includes elements of a parliamentary democracy vetted and supervised by a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost nine years and resulted in a high number of casualties and financial loss for both sides.

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