When did Iran become Iran?

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Iran was originally called Persia, it was one of the very first empires in the world, at a time, it ruled most of the known world. Later Reza Shah changed the name to Iran, meaning noble, some time during his reign in 1935.The name Persia was used for Iran by Greeks . While Iran was called Iran by iranians since 3000 years ago. And the word originaly refers to the race of Iranians(Aryan race). Even in poems of one of the most famous poets of Iran Ferdosy and others we can see the word Iran. In other words the word Persia only was used by europeons for Iran. And Achamenid,Sassanid and other Iranian empires all were called Persian empires.
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Where is Iran?

Iran is in the eastern part of the Middle East which is in Southwest Asia. Iran is bordered on the North by Armenia, Azerbaijan & Turkmenistan. On the East by Afghanistan & Pakistan. On the West by Turkey & Iraq. It also borders the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman & Caspian Sea.

Who is the President of Iran?

Hassan Rouhani is the President of Iran. Rouhani became the 7th President of Iran on 2013 August 7. The President of Iran is Hassan Rouhani.

Why did Persia become Iran?

The native name of the region is Iran. The name Persia, comes from the Greeks, and so it is common in western countries to call the ancient Iranian Empire, Persia. Either name is acceptable in naming the modern nation.

When did Persia become Iran?

During ancient times almost every foreigner referred to the entire country as PERSIA until March 21, 1935, when Reza Shah Pahlavi asked the international community to call the country Iran - a name that the people of Persia, themselves, used to refer to their country since the Sassanian period. (MORE)

How do you become a Hollywood actor im in Iran?

Oh umm that is a tricky situation. Deppending on your age acting ability whether or not you have a green card, working visa e.t.c you could be in for a very very very long wait, and there'a about 99.9% that it's not going to happen. even actors in Canada which is right next door will have to wait al (MORE)

What year did Persia become Iran?

Persia is the name of a region in south central Iran (from Greek 'Persis', from Persian 'Pars'). The province of Pars or Fars, which has been called that for ca. 25 centuries. Iran has always been called Iran by its people. However, Europe used to know Iran as Persia or the Persian Empire. The Gree (MORE)

Who found Iran?

first, aryays found iran, there was a group, which name's aryays.....half of aryays come iran and the rest of them went to germani

How old is Iran?

Once known as Prersia, Iran is home to one of the world's oldestcivilizations, dating back 4000 years. It became a nation andempire in 625 BC, so it is approximately 2640 years old.

What is the emblem of Iran?

It is currently a scripted tulip that reads "Allah". The original symbol of Persia was the Farvahar also known as the Zoroastrian Falcon. From 1576 to 1979, the symbol of Persia was the Lion and Sun motif. Supporters of the former government of Iran or those who just oppose the Islamic Republic o (MORE)

When did the country Persia become Iran?

Iran was always Iran, a derivation of Aryan. The Greeks called itPersia and this persisted until very recently. In 1935 the Shah(king) tried to enforce Iran, but this was not widely accepted, andfrom 1949 either Iran or Persia was used. Today Iran is accepted,though the term Persian is still used in (MORE)

What is there to do in Iran?

You could visit the ancient ruins of Khashayarshah, Persepolis, or the modern architecture of Teheran! Or even go out to a restaurant since Iran has some of the most delectable foods! Go site-seeing! My list would be endless!!!! So...go to this youtube link to see heaps more cool things to (MORE)

What was Iran called before it was Iran?

Until 1935 Iran was officially known as Persia. However, Iran and Persia was used interchangeably until 1979 after the revolution. Edit: the name Iran have been used since Maads. it means Land Of Aryans

Who is the dictator of Iran?

There is no dictatorship in Iran. Iran is a democracy based on Islamic law. Islamic law restricts freedom of pornography in society. Most Iranians are Muslims and agree to these rules. Some of the people of Iran do not agree to these rules and want more freedom.

How do you pronouce Iran?

English speaking people usually pronounce it - ( I - ran ) The rest of the world pronounces it - ( Ee - Ron ) That is also how Iranians pronounce it.

Why is Iran a civilization?

Iran is a country and therefore a civilizatino. They are a group of people that live in the same place with a common language and culture.

Is Iran bad?

In many cases yes. Examples are: . suppression of younger generation; . very limited freedom of speech (in fact, there are none); . censorship; . corruption within the authorities; . and many more.

Who is important in Iran?

The supreme leader (Sayyed Ali Khamenei) The President (Mahmud Ahmadinejad) The head of Parliament (Ali Larijani)

Is KFC in Iran?

Yes but they changed the name to TFC (Tehran Fried Chicken) Yesthere is. The last one was closed after the revolution in 1979. In2012 they opened the first one in 30 years.

What are the resources of Iran?

The only sufficient resource for Islamic Republic of Iran is gained from Iranian people (like taxes, imposition, and so).

Has Iran a king?

The king, or Shah, of Iran fell out of power and has been replaced by a President ever since.

Why is it 1389 in Iran?

This is because in the CURRENT official calendar of Iran they start counting since the prophet of Islam, Muhammad went from Mecca to Medina (Hijra). It is currently 2569 according to the Zoroastrian calendar which is the ancient calendar of Iranians (Persians). It is said that the Zoroastrian cal (MORE)

When did Iran become a Shi'a nation?

when Karbala tragedy happened. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to pre (MORE)

Who established Iran?

Iran was established when the Medes empire was formed with the Achaemenid empire. Cyrus the Great joined the two empires and established Persia, which was the biggest empire the world had ever seen. Several empires have risen from Iran and have conquered more land than Genghis Khan, Alexander the Gr (MORE)

Under what dynasty did Iran start to become Shi'a?

Under the Safavid dynasty, Iran started to become a Twelver Shi'a nation, beginning with the first Shah, Ismail I. The official name of the dynasty is the Safavid Royal Dynasty of Iran (Persian: سلسلۀ صفویۀ ایران).

When will Iran be attacked?

Iranian Answer Never, Iran is too powerful for the West/Israel to attack. Iranianshave something called Nationalistic Pride which is they will ALLfight for an independent country. Iran has never been occupied by aforeign power for more than 12 years. If you go to war with Iran,its a war against 69 (MORE)

Does Iran have a democracy?

iran does not have democracy. teochracy is their political system which means in ancient greek as "the rule of god".

When did Iran become Muslim?

It started to become Muslim sometime in between 632-638 after the successful campaigns of the Rashidun army assigned by Calipha Abu Bakr and later Omar, and commanded by the famous Khalid Ibn Al Walid, against the forces of the Byzantine-Roman Empire, Sassanid-Persian Empire, and their allies. The c (MORE)

What does the leader of Iran have to do?

The question as posed is difficult to answer because it is notclear. First, Iran has two leaders: There is the Ayatollah, or most seniorcleric of Shiite Islam in Iran, and right now that is Ayatollah AliKhameinei. He is a religious leader and holds the reigns to powerin a more general sense. There (MORE)

What are the waterways in Iran?

Straight of Hormoz which connects Persian Gulf to the Sea of Oman and Indian Ocean. Also the Caspian lake which is a link between Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

What is south of Iran?

Iran is quite a large country, directly south of Iran is the Persian gulf. this is a sea that stretches all the way from Pakistan to Iraq along the coast of Iran. To the south-west of Iran is Iraq. Iran almost borders Kuwait too, but Iraq is in between Iran and Kuwait. on the other side of the (MORE)

Why did the Shah of Iran leave Iran?

The Shah of Iran abdicated because he felt that he was no longerable to hold back the Islamic Revolution; it was too widespread. Ithad become apparent by Black Friday (September 8, 1978), that therewould be a confrontation between the Shah and the Revolutionariesof all stripes. The Shah ultimately d (MORE)

Who was the leader for Iran?

After Islamic revolution Ayatollah Khomeini was the leader but after he passed away Ayatollah khamenei became the leader.Nowadays the Iranian people do not like him.

How does Iran get there money?

Oil. Gas. Petrochemical products. Steel. Copper. Aluminum. Decorative stones. Cement.Carpet. Pistachio. Caviar. Cars. Food products. Mostely oil though.

What connection Iran have does Iran have to government?

Members of the Iranian government (minister) president elected by parliament for a confidence vote to be introduced. After examining a confidence vote in parliament toministers. Iranian President and the Parliament are elected with the votes of the people.

Who are Iran?

Iran is country, not a person. It is located in the eastern part of the Middle East.

Why did Europeans become interested in Iran?

European interest in Iran primarily came from two sources: The British wishing to protect their investment in India against Russian spheres of influence and the presence of petroleum throughout the southwest of the country.

How do you learn Iran?

You can not learn Iran it is a country. If you mean persian or farsi then yes you can learn that.

How is school in Iran?

From other wiki.answers: - What is school like in Iran? They are like any other regular school. they have classes, labs,gyms and etc. but they are divided to two kinds: boys school and girls school ( http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_Iran_schools_like ) - What time does school start? in pri (MORE)

How did Iran become Iran?

Iran was originally known as Persia until 1935 when the Shah ofIran Reza Pahlavi asked the international community to address thecountry by its name used internally before that: Iran. This was torepresent the modernity of the new state. In the Iranian (or Islamic) revolution in 1979, Iran officiall (MORE)