Post #4:Background Information

By March 20, 2020Uncategorized

Evelyn Peterson B8

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14541327

Iran has 80 million people living in its borders, and the area covers  1.65 million sq km (636,313 sq miles). The capital city of Iran is named Tehran, and 8.694 million people live there.  The second biggest city in Iran is Mashhad, and in that city there is the Imam Reza Shrine, the Tomb Of Ferdowzi, the Mausoleum of Omar Kayyam, and Kang. The major language spoken there is Persian. Irans poverty rate for 2016 was 11.60%. 12% of the country’s land area is used for agriculture. 6.9% of the money is spend on the country’s health. Islam is the major religion. In 1794,  Mohammad Khan Qajar seizes power and founds the Qajar dynasty, and in 1941, Britain and Russia occupy Iran during Second World War. In 1980 through 1988, the Iran-Iraq war commenced. Some interesting facts i learned about Iran is that most the people believe religious figures have a role to play in government, but they can’t agree on  how big that role should be. They also have the worlds fourth largest stock of proven crude oil reserves. Iran also has one of the largest and most powerful armed forces in the Middle East.

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