The Real Iran: Life Beyond The Veil

Iran is located in West Asia, between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea. It is bordered by Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The country is known to be one of the world’s oldest civilizations and Its rich history has had an influence on many countries including Greece, Macedonia and Italy.

Below are many facts about the Republic of Iran that would make you change your perspective, or strengthen it.

The Government Pays For Your Wedding

Due to the low rate of marriage in Iran over the past few years and with over 11 million eligible Iranians unmarried according to statistics because of expensive cost of marriage.The Iranian government decided to set up an annual fund of $720 million to help cover the costs for traditional Iranian weddings. Furthermore couples that want a marriage license are required to take an hour-long lecture on contraception.

Language Of The People

The official language in Iran is Persian which is locally referred to as Farsi and It is also spoken in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. And with over 10 spoken languages like Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Lurish, Arabic, Balochi, Tati and Talysh, Turkmen, and others across the nation. Persian allows people of all ethnicities to communicate interchangeably.

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