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Islamic Republic of Iran
Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran

Iran is located in the Middle East with Turkey and Iraq on the west and Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east. It is bordered by the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea.
Map of Iran .


Capital: Tehran
Iran became a Islamic republic in 1979 .

Flag of Iran

The official language of Iran is Farsi (Parsi), modern Persian. There are many other languages: Turkic, Kurdish, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, Turkish, and other.

89% of Iranians are Shia Muslims, 9% are Sunni Muslims, 2% are other religions that include: Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i.


Iranian Cheetah (Asiatic cheetah)
The Iranian cheetah existed from India to Saudi Arabia and Syria. Now this cheetah can only been Iran.

Iran's wildlife includes a varity of animal species, some are: bears, jackals, wolves, panthers, and gazelles. Domestic animals in Iran include: sheeps, goats, donkeys, cattle, horses, and camels. Also native to Iran are: pheasant, partridge, stork, eagles and falcons.

Persian leopard

History of the Persian Cat


Persia -Social Studies for Kids

The Persians -History for Kids

Persian Rugs
Carpet weaving is the most widespread handicraft in Iran and the best known craft abroad. Persian carpets are renowned for their richness of color and designs.

Persian Rugs History

Persian Rugs, Persian Carpets & Oriental Rugs - History


In the northwest, are cold winters and heavy snowfall with subfreezing temperatures. In the Spring and fall are mild temperatures. Summers are dry and hot.

In the south, winters are mild and summers are very hot.


Iran is one of the most mountainous countries in the world. There are two major mountain ranges in Iran:
Alborz{Elburz}Mountain Range (extends west east parallel with the south shore of the Caspian Sea in a crescent-shaped arc for 560 miles (900 kilometers).
Highest peak Mount Damavand , 5671meters(18,624 feet).
Zagros Mountain Range
(extends from the Northwest to the Southwest).

Forested areas are mainly in the Northern coastal areas. The deserts are mainly on the Eastern half of Iran with two major deserts: Dasht-e-Kavir (central Iran toward East), Kavir-e-Lut (Southeast). Nasa photo-Dasht-e-Kavir . Farming and settlements are largely concentrated in the narrow plains or valleys in the west or north.

Lowest point Caspian Sea (-28m).

Iran: Map Quiz Worksheet

Natural resources

Petroleum , natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, zinc, sulfur


In the Elburz Mountains are: beech trees, oak trees, other deciduous trees, and conifers. In the Elburz and Zagros mountains grow wild fruit trees: almond, pear, pomegranate, and walnut. Along the borders of the Dasht-e Kavir grows tamarisk and other salt-tolerant bushes.


The Magic Horse

Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Iran.


Iranian Recipes


Color Pages

Iran flag and map

Iran Flag

Beaker from Susa
Based on a painted ceramic vessel from Susa, Iran that dates from AD 4000-5000.

Alpha Ring Game Coloring Book & Alphabet Coloring Page
The coloring book and alphabet page are in persian(farsi); for young children.


How to Make a Magic Carpet
Create a design on canvas.


Iranian Music Instruments
Pictures, MP3 sample sounds and information of traditional instruments used in Iranian music.


Persian Ruins, Persepolis, Iran

Zagros Mountains, Shiraz, Iran

Sites to See

Iran -National Geographic kids online video

Images of Ancient Iran
A slideshow of 9 images.

Learn more about Iran.


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