Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran formally known as Persia. The capital of Iran is Tehran.

Its main exports are petroleum, persian carpets and agricultural products; has many tourist attractions.

There are ancient towns, mosques, museums and archaeological sites such as Meidan Emam (Naghsh-e Jahan) Square, Ali Qapu Palace, The Palace of Roses and the Central Bank to name but a few.

About Islamic Republic of Iran

Country flag
Short Name
IRI
Capital
Tehran
Language
Persian
Population
70,472,846
Area
1,648,195 km²
Calling Code
+98

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Recognition Year
1947
Address
North Seoul Ave., Niyayesh Highway, Tehran 1995614336

Sports

Iranian people are famous for their love for sport as a nation. In ancient Persia sport was mandatory within the Persian society. In the modern sport world Iran is very strong in valleyball, basketball, football, weightlifting, judo and taekwando. It is considered top 5 medal ranked countries in the Asian Games. Iran had organized the 7th Asian Games in Tehran 1974.

Climate

Iran's climate is mostly dry or semidry, to subtropical along the coast.

On the northern coastal plain temperatures nearly fall below freezing and it remains humid for the rest of the year.

Summer temperatures rarely exceed 29 °C (85 °F).

The west experiences lower temperatures, severe winters with below zero average daily temperatures and heavy snowfall.

The east is dry, with less than 200 mm (eight in) of rain, and has occasional deserts.

Average summer temperatures exceed 38 °C (100 °F). The coastal plains of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman in southern Iran have mild winters, and very humid and hot summers.

Religion

Islam is the main religion.

Culture

Iran is the birthplace of an ancient civilization. The Persian language is known to have one of the world's oldest and influential literatures.

Iranian culture is one the oldest in the world and has influenced cultures like Italy, Macedonia, Greece, Russia, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of Asia.

Persian poetry are some of the most beautiful in the world and home to some of the most famous poets such as Rumi, Khayyam, Hafez, Ferdowsi and Saad. 

Iranian art has one of the richest art heritages in the world history. The art of ancient Persia includes architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and sculpture.  

Tehran, Iran, July 6, 2020: Iranian karateka Hamideh Abbasali is ready to embrace her longed-for ...
06.07.2020
Tehran, Iran, July 1, 2020: The Iranian Sports Hall of Fame was inaugurated in the presence of th...
01.07.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 19, 2020: The 63rd meeting of the Executive Board of the National Olympic Comm...
19.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 17, 2020: Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Masoud Soltanifar has invited hi...
17.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 15, 2020: The National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran will ...
15.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 12, 2020: The President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Repub...
12.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 10, 2020: The President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Repub...
10.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, June 9, 2020: Iranian discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi says he has really missed competi...
09.06.2020
Tehran, Iran, May 22, 2020: The bust of the late powerlifter Siamand Rahman has been installed in...
22.05.2020
Tehran, Iran, April 25, 2020: Iran’s Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar has announced that the cou...
25.04.2020
Tehran, Iran, April 22, 2020: Iran will form a women’s para powerlifting team for the first time,...
22.04.2020
Tehran, Iran, April 9, 2020: The President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Repub...
09.04.2020
Tehran, Iran, April 6, 2020: IOC President Thomas Bach has thanked the National Olympic Committee...
06.04.2020
Tehran, Iran, March 30, 2020: Iranian sport is mourning the loss of former national team weightli...
30.03.2020
Tehran, Iran, March 30, 2020: World Athletics has sent a “get well soon” message to Iran’s four-t...
30.03.2020
Tehran, Iran, March 2, 2020: The strongest ever Paralympian, Siamand Rahman, passed away at the a...
02.03.2020
Tehran, Iran, February 13, 2020: The President of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic R...
13.02.2020
Tehran, Iran, January 7, 2020: The National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran rep...
07.01.2020
Tehran, Iran, December 18, 2019: A ‘Sport for All’ seminar, fostering inclusion of people with di...
18.12.2019
Tehran, Iran, November 19, 2019: Hamed Amiri won a gold medal at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athlet...
19.11.2019
Tehran, Iran, November 8, 2019: Iran will celebrate the 12th National Paralympic Day on November ...
08.11.2019
Tehran, Iran, October 29, 2019: The BP Courage Award has been presented to Iran’s first female at...
29.10.2019
Tehran, Iran, October 24, 2019: Iran’s squad of eight athletes each won a gold medal to finish ru...
29.10.2019
Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019: Iran joined the gold medal club at the first ANOC World Beach Game...
16.10.2019
Tehran, Iran, October 10, 2019: The inaugural Junior Boys’ World Kabaddi Championship will be hel...
10.10.2019
Tehran, Iran, October 2, 2019: Ramin Tabatabaei, President of the Iran Basketball Federation, has...
07.10.2019
Tehran, Iran, September 25, 2019: Asian champions Iran have been drawn with Australia, India and ...
25.09.2019
Tehran, Iran, September 19, 2019: Poupak Basami continued to make waves on the global stage when ...
24.09.2019
Tehran, Iran, September 23, 2019: Iran overpowered Australia in straight sets to win the Asian Me...
23.09.2019
Tehran, Iran, September 11, 2019: Iran’s men’s basketball team qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olymp...
11.09.2019