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Iran

Iran Iran

Population: 79.369.900 people
Region: Southern Asia (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Tehran
Country Code: IR

Money in Iran

Currencie(s): Iranian rial

Corruption: Iran has a corruption score of 72/100.
If your itinerary runs through Iran, be very careful: threats to your well-being may come from muggers and police officers alike. According to Transparency International, Iran is one of the most corrupt nations around the world.

Iran is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.54 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Iran

Language(s): Persian (Farsi)

Food & Drinks in Iran

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste at least 1 of the 4 National dishes: Abgoosht, Fesenjan, Chelo Kabab & Ghormeh Sabzi

Religion in Iran

Iran is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 73% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 9%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 2%

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Iran

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Iran.

Iran scores a -13/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Iran are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

National Sports in Iran

While travelling through Iran you'll be experiencing a foreign culture, rather than looking in from the outside as a temporary visitor. You'll discover new places, come in contact with new religions, explore intriguing destinations and experience culinary delights. You'll be immersed in a totally new culture .. and one aspect we shouldn't forget about is sports!

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Varzesh-e Bastani, Wrestling & Polo is Iran their national sport.

Other practical tips for Iran

Timezone: UTC+03:30
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Iran – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F
When travelling to Iran, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently few clouds, with a temperature between 11 and 12°C (51.8 and 53.6°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 38.98 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Iran. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

Fly to Iran

Planning a trip to Iran? We have a list of 73 airports you can fly to. You can find the closest one to your destination by clicking on a city below!

List of cities in Iran

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