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.

is the capital of East Azerbaijan province, in the of Iran.

is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Province.

is the capital city of the province and a treasure trove of Persian culture.


lies at the heart of the country, home to major cities and travel destinations like and , the capital , and the holy city of .

is a large section of the country, to the west of Iranian cities like and .

is in the extreme northwest of Iran, by the border with the country and former Soviet Republic of .

, also known as Northern Iran, is a beautiful region of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea.

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 .

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


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