Iran

  • The meanings of the colors
  • Green is the color of Islam and represents growth
  • White symbolizes honesty and peace
  • Red stands for bravery
  • Location:

    Iran is a country in Western Asia. It is slightly larger than Alaska. Iran shares a boarder with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the East, Syria, and Iraq in the Wast. Iran's population was estimated to total 65 million. Capital: Tehran

    Family:

    Families tend to be small, only 1 or 2 children, but the extended family is quite close.

    Food:

    Fresh green herbs are used along with fruits such as plums, pomegranates, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Typical Persian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat, such as lamb, chicken, or fish, and vegetables such as onions, various herbs, and nuts. To achieve a balanced taste they use dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley.

    Sports:

    Freestyle wrestling has been traditionally regarded as Iran's national sport, However today the most popular sport in Iran is soccer. The national team has won the Asian Cup three times and played in three World Cup Final competitions.

    Climate:

    Iran has a hot, dry climate. They have long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Iran's location. January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C, and August is the hottest month at 20°C to 30°C

    Clothing:

    Western style clothing is acceptable in private homes, when in public women are required to cover everything but their face, hands and feet. The most common uniform consists of a head scarf and a long dress or pair of pants. Men have it slightly easier. Short-sleeved shirts and t-shirts are acceptable for daily wear. Shorts and three-quarter length pants are only acceptable on the beach.

    Religion:

    Iran's main religion is Christianity.

    Facts:

    -Iran has some of the worst air pollution in the world. An estimated 27 people die a day from air pollution-related diseases

    -70% of Iran’s population is under the age of 30.

    -Satellite televisions are banned in households.

    -Women are prohibited from watching sport matches.

    -Most homes in Iran do not have tables and chairs. Instead, people sit on cushions on the floor to eat their meals.

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