Iran is a country in Central Asia and Western Asia. The name “Iran” which means The Land of Aryans has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia.
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Geography of Iran
Iran is the eighteenth largest country in the world, with an area of 1,648,000 km2 (636,000 sq mi).
History of Iran
The history of Iran has been intertwined with the history of a larger historical region, comprising the area from the Danube River in the west to the Indus River and Jaxartes in the east and from the Caucasus, Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and Egypt in the south.