Persian Fun Facts

–       The for­mer name of Iran was Per­sia, which was in use till 1935.

–       Per­sians have a dif­fer­ent lan­guage and iden­tity from the rest of the Middle East.

–       Iran is one of the world’s old­est con­tin­u­ous major civ­i­liza­tions, with his­tor­i­cal and urban set­tle­ments dat­ing back to 4000 BC.

–       Iran has croc­o­diles. It’s tigers were hunted to extinc­tion 50 years ago. But still has the only Asi­atic cheetah.

–       Per­sian (Farsi) is still spo­ken in Tajikestan and Afghanistan. It was the offi­cial court lan­guage of India for 200 years.

–       Sur­pris­ingly, Per­sia [Iran] built the ear­li­est known wind­mills, which resem­bled large pad­dle wheels. Iran was pio­neer­ing wind energy long before any other nation real­ized the energy ben­e­fit of God’s nat­ural energy powerhouse.


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