Aturpatakan is the ancient Old Persian name (also in Middle Persian "Adur Paiyigan.") of "Azarbaijan". It means "The Guardians of Fire"— a reference to the holy Zoroastrian fire that burned in the grand fire temple at Ganzak/Ganzaca (modern Takab)— the first capital of Azerbaijan/Media Minor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aturpatakan"
Bastak is a town in the far south of Iran not too far from the cost of the Persian Gulf. It has a road that connect it to the Bander Lengah area and has people who speak Bastaki, a dialect of Persian. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bastak"
About 70% of Iran's people are of Aryan origin ** ; their ancestors migrated into Iran from Central Asia. The major groups in this category (Aryan) include Persians, Kurds, Gilakis, Mazandaranis, Lurs, and Baluchis. The remainder are primarily Turks (such as the Azeri Turks, the Turkmen of the northeast, and the Qashqai Turks of southeastern Iran) but also include Arabs, Armenians, Jews, and Assyrians. ...more on Wikipedia about "Demographics of Iran"
Iran ( Persian: ايران), also called Persia, is a Middle Eastern country located in Southwest Asia. It borders Armenia, Azerbaijan (including its Nakhichevan exclave), and Turkmenistan to the north, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, and Turkey and Iraq to the west. In addition, it shares the Persian Gulf waters with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The official name of the country is Islamic Republic of Iran and Shi'a Islam is the official state religion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iran"
Jaber Rouzbahani (b. 1986) is an Iranian basketball player from Isfahan. He is notable for his large size with a height of 7 feet 5 inches tall (height has alternately been given as 7'3" or 7'4"), 260 pounds, with a 8-foot wingspan. He has played on the Iran National Basketball team for three years, and played with them in the 22nd FIBA-Asia Championship games in Harbin, China, where the team reached the Quarter Finals ** . Outside Iran, he is most famous for attempting to enter the NBA in the 2004 NBA Draft. He was not selected and currently has not been selected by any NBA team. If he was ever selected into NBA would be first Persian to do so. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jaber Rouzbahani"
Jamiat-e Rabbani is the Iranian branch of the Assemblies of God, one of the largest evangelical Pentecostal Christian churches. It has its centre in Tehran, Iran. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jamiat-e Rabbani"
== Airports in the Islamic Republic of Iran == ...more on Wikipedia about "List of airports in Iran" www.shortopedia.com for you!
Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni were Iranian teenagers who were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in Mashhad, northeast Iran, on July 19 2005. The executions were first reported by the Iranian Students' News Agency in an online article on the same day, indicating that the two were executed because they had been caught having sex with each other. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni"
Mini-nuke is a term used for a low yield nuclear weapon such as the B61 Mod 11 which has much less explosive power than the most powerful nuclear weapons available. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mini-nuke"
Qashqai (also spelled Ghashghai, Qashqay, Kashgai and Qashqa'i). The Il-e Qasqāy is a tribal confederation of clans of Turkic origin in Iran. They live mainly in Fars, Khuzestan and southern Isfahan Provinces, but particularly around the city of Shiraz. ...more on Wikipedia about "Qashqai"
Shahab Habibi is the ICT manager of Mojtam'e Fanni Tehran ( Tehran Institute of Technology) in Iran. He is the leader of the team who created the lesson plan for teaching ICT to kids from 7 to 17. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shahab Habibi"
Sialk is claimed to be the world's oldest ziggurat ** , dating to the 3rd millennium BC, tucked away in the suburbs of the city of Kashan, in central Iran. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sialk"
Yaprak - the first international quarterly, Iranian Turkmen's periodical. ...more on Wikipedia about "Yaprak"
Zabulistan, a historical region in central Asia, in the border area of the today's States of Iran and Afghanistan, between the cities Farah (Afghanistan) and Zahedan (Iran). The name probably covered Antique ones in that a much larger area, because also a province of Afghanistan (at the border to Pakistan) at the foot of the Hindukush is called Zabul. According to the Persian mythology Zabulistan was the native country of the Iranian people hero Rostam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zabulistan"
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