IRAN ESSENTIALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Iran is a country with a variable climate. Four seasons simultaneously in one country. This is what you are going to experience in Iran. From the mountainous of Northwest to the Deserts of the East, from the Jungles of the North to the Islands of the South, from the waterfalls of the west to the snowy peaks of the center, you’ll enjoy the variety of climate.
Iran is located in 35°42’N / 51°25’E, so the Iran’s GMT/UTC +3:30 during the standard time, and GMT/UTC +4:30 during Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time starts at 22 March at 12:00 AM, and ends at 22 September at 12:00 AM local daylight time.
The official unit of currency is the Iranian Rial, but Iranians almost always talk in terms of Tomans, one “toman” equals 10 rials. Iran is a purely cash economy. credit cards are rarely accepted in Iran, with the exception of some of the larger hotels.This makes it essential that you have some ready cash at all times. Money can be exchanged at the airport on arrival or at banks throughout the country.
Hijab in Iran
Islamic rules are respected by the law in Iran including the Islamic dress code known as “Hijab”. However such rules are not observed strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners and most people are surprised by the way people dress in Iran once they arrive, as the reality is far from the stereotypes
If you are the passport holder of a country that Iranian Visa Policy applies to, the information in this section will lead you to all of the required details.Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months.
AREA & POPULATION
Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2, it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world’s 17th most populous nation. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2, it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world;