sobota, 22 czerwca 2013

Iran is a country in Western Asia. The country is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. As Iran is a littoral state of the Caspian Sea, which is an inland sea, Kazakhstan and Russia are also Iran's direct neighbors to the north. Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on the west by Iraq and on the northwest by Turkey.

Did you know that:
1. Iran is one of the few countries in the world where a couple can have a “temporary marriage.” These “marriages” can be valid for as short as an hour.
2. Being the largest producer of pistachio nuts, Iran is considered to be the pistachio capital of the world. Pistachio is the country’s second largest export next to oil and natural gas.
3. As the women of Iran are prohibited from attending sporting events, some female football fans resort to cross-dressing to be able to watch live games.
4. Iran provides home and social security for approximately a million foreign refugees – the biggest number in a single country in the world.
5. Biblical characters Queen Esther and the prophet Daniel are buried in Iran.
6. Neckties are not worn or used in Iran.
7. Iranian households are forbidden to have satellite television.
8.The word mausoleum comes from the famous grave of King Mausolus. It is a 45-meter-tall marble structure covered with bas relief, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and is found in Iran.

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