Travel Guide
This Persian city is the capital of Iran and its metropolitan area of Greater Tehran has a population of more than 15 million people. It is located in the nort-central part of the country and about 100 km from the Caspian Sea. Maydan Sepah (officially known as Topkhaneh) is the main center of this muslim city. To have some interesting data about this amazing country, we can start with its name, in Persian, the word... Iran means “Land of the Aryans”. The official name of Iran is the “Islamic Republic of Iran”, it became an islamic republic in 1979. Its flag adopted in 1980 has 3 colours in horizontal bands, green, white and red. The Green represents the colour of Islam meaning the growth, the white symbolizes honesty and peace and the red refers to bravery. The kind of symbol in the middle of the white band is an artistic letters of the word “Allah” and in a shape of a tulip there is the sentence “La ilaha illa Allah” which means none is worthy of worship but Allah.  Along the edges of the green and the red bands the same phrase is repited “Allahu Akbar”, which means Allah is great.Another important fact to know is that the Persian Gulf holds the 60% of the whole world’s oil reserves. Iran has the 10% of the world’s total oil reserves. Iran is one of the world’s oldest civilizations, with settlements dating back to 4000 B.C.The Persian culture is very interesting, is quiet famous for its beautiful poetry and the lush gardens. Actually, the English word “paradise” comes from the Persian word which means “enclosed garden”.
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