Iran has a population of 80,840,713 (median age 28) and covers an area that is 636,372 square miles (1,648,195 square kilometers), slightly smaller than Alaska. Official language of instruction in Iran is Farsi/Persian. English and/or French are taught in most private schools. Primary school is called Dabestan, Middle school is called Rahnamaei, Secondary school is called Dabirestan. The largest private institution in Iran is Islamic Azad University. Although Persian (Farsi) is the predominant and official language of Iran, a number of languages and dialects from three language families, Indo-European, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic are spoken.
Learn Farsi here. A Great site.
Test Your Persian Here
A wide variety of exams for you to try.
The Persian alphabet
Farsi/Persian Alphabet, Vocabulary and Number - animated
Persian Grammar: Pronouncing and Writing the Persian Alphabet
A Quiz on the Persian alphabet
A super vocabulary builder for the language
100 Core Persian Words - Persian Pod 101
New Persian English Dictionary
Farsi to Farsi Dictionary
English to Farsi Dictionary - both ways
English To Farsi Dictionary
Another English-Persian Dictionary
Translate English to Farsi right here
A useful translation site
English to Persian an Persian to English
Quizzes on the Persian Empire
History Quiz on the Persian Empire
Ancient Mesopotamia - Persian Empire
The Beauty of Iran / a video
The name "Iran" means "Land of the Pure" in Persian, Sindhi, and Persian.
Dozens of views of Tehran. They each enlarge
A travel guide to Iran from Trip Advisor
After several years of retreat into itself, Tehran is reopening to tourism. It's a just homecoming in reality, because Iran has always been a country appreciated by intellectuals and art lovers. During the Age of Enlightenment, eminent philosophers like Voltaire and Montesquieu were already singing its praises.
Wikitravel takes for a visit to Tehran
Tehran is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, and warm friendly people. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary.
Lonely Planet VisitsTehran
Hugging the lower slopes of the magnificent, snowcapped Alborz Mountains, Tehran is Iran's most secular and liberal city. Spend time here,as you should, and you'll soon realise that the city is so much more than a chaotic jumble of concrete and crazy traffic blanketed by a miasma of air pollution. This is the nation's dynamic beating heart and the place to get a handle on modern Iran and what its future will likely be.
The Top Ten Cleanest Cities in Iran
Let's start here with dozens of choices. Persian Cuisine personified.
All about Iranian Cuisine via Wikipedia
A visit to Iran yields a stunning variety of culinary delights. Between the familiar kebab and the decidedly grilled lamb's testicles, there's a vast spectrum of foods: caviar, pickle, and smoked fish in the north; samosas, falafel and hot and sour shrimp in the south; noodles, flatbread and rosewater-scented ice cream across the country.
16 Dishes That Reveal the Pleasures of Persian Food
Introduction to Persian Cuisine
The staples in Iranian cuisine are wheat bread and long-grain white rice with lashings of yogurt, lamb and eggplant. Flavors are subtle, with cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, cardamom, and saffron never drowned out by excess of garlic.
Now, name all the surrounding countries in Persian