Iran is located geographically on the western side of the Asian continent, and its land area is 1,648,195 km². It is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, and its system of government is an Islamic republic, and its capital is the city of Tehran, and it is divided administratively into 31 provinces, its official currency is the Iranian riyal, and belongs to the United Nations, IDA, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Tourism in Iran
Iran is famous for being one of the tourist countries located in the Asian continent, because it contains various terrain, and many archaeological, tourism, historical, and religious sites, and it provides a ready infrastructure to receive tourists and provide them with services through roads, transportation, hotels, restaurants, and the return of the tourism sector She has almost $ 2 billion every year.
Tourist cities in Iran
The city of Tehran
It is considered the political and administrative capital of the State of Iran, and it is located geographically on the slopes of Iran located in the southern side of the Alborz Mountains, and is astronomically located on a longitude of 51.25 degrees east of the Greenwich Line, and on a latitude of 35.41 degrees north of the equator, and its land area is 686.31 km², and its economy depends on a sector The industry, such as the textile, sugar, chemicals, and cement industries, and the tourism sector, which has a large number of tourist attractions, such as:
- Togrul Tower: It was built in the twelfth century AD by the Togolol king, the Seljuks.
- Tehran Bazaar: It has many markets like Abbasabad Market, and it is located in the middle of it.
- The shrine of Imam Zadeh Saleh: It was built in the eighth century AD.
- Milad Tower: It is distinguished by its heavenly dome, and its high peak, which reveals all areas of the city.
- Sarkis Cathedral: Built at the end of 1960 AD, it is characterized by the presence of the Armenian Quarter and the churches surrounding it.
- Other parameters: Ashkan Mountains, National Museum, Karaj Dam, Lake Lar, Evin Valley, Jamshadiyeh Park and Azadi Square.
It belongs administratively to the province of Isfahan, and is located geographically on the River Zinde Road, with a land area of 190.7 square miles, and has twins with many cities such as Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Kathmandu, Venice, and St. Petersburg.
The city is distinguished by its many historical, religious and touristic sights such as:
- Poly Khajou Bridge: It was built between 1642 AD and 1667 AD during the reign of Shah Abbas II.
- Royal Palace and forty columns: It is located on the southeastern side of Naqshi Jahan Square, and was built to be a symbol that reflects the Sultan of the Safavid kings who ruled Iran, while the columns are similar to the columns in Shihel Sutton, where they are distinguished by being coated with glass mirrors.
- Hasht Bisht Palace: It was built in the sixteenth century AD, during the reign of Shah Suleiman II, and is characterized by bishop decorated with tiled artifacts, and wall paintings.
- Shah Abbas Mosque: The days of Safavid rule were built by the engineer Ali Al-Isfahani, and it is characterized by its walls decorated with colorful Qashan, and its artistic architectural integrity, and that it is one of the most luxurious mosques in Iran.
- Naqsh Jahan Square: It is characterized by a rectangular shape with a large lake basin in the middle.
- Other parameters: Shahristan Bridge, which is located on the eastern side of the city, and the Qali Palace, located on the western side of Naqshi Jahan Square, and the Jami Mosque, known as the Jami Mosque, Isfahan.