Iran, formerly Persia, can be considered part of the or ; indeed the Persian Empire was the dominant Central Asian power for many centuries.

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, is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it sits at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Photo: Sasan Geranmehr, CC BY 3.0.

is a province of . It is in the south of the country and its center is Shiraz. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of 30 provinces in Iran and regarded as the birthplace of their civilisation by many Persians. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Province is a province in . It covers on area of 18,909 km² and is located to the north of the central plateau of Iran. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


is a large section of the country, to the west of Iranian cities like and . Photo: درفش کاویانی, CC BY 3.0.

lies at the heart of the country, home to major cities and travel destinations like and , the capital , and the holy city of . Photo: Panytea, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is in the extreme northwest of Iran, by the border with the country and former Soviet Republic of . Photo: Abdossamad Talebpour, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region in the north-east of Iran. It was a single province until 2004, when it was split into three provinces: North , Razavi and South . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, also known as Northern Iran, is a beautiful region of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea. Photo: Nosratraad, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The of Iran lies along the country's Persian Gulf coast, and consists of the Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Province, after Kerman Province, is the second largest province of the 31 provinces of Iran. Photo: Masood sheikhveisi, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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