Asked in Iran
What Middle Eastern country that lies between Iran and Afghanistan used to be called the Persia?
Iran was Persia. Iraq was called Mesopotamia. There is no country between Iran and Afghanistan as the two countries border one another. Iran is Persia. ...
Asked in Iran, Persian Empire
What is the name of the Middle Eastern country that is around the Persian Gulf?
To the east of the Gulf - Iran (once called Persia). To the west is Iraq, once called Mesopotamia. ...
How is modern Persia like Iran?
Modern Persia IS Iran. The two names refer to the same country. Persia was an exonym (a word used by others to name the country) and Iran was an endonym (a word used by people of that country to refer to the country). In 1925, Reza Shah Pahlavi made the endonym Iran the official name of the country. ...