Name Origin

The name of Iran comes from the Old Persian word meaning "the land of the Aryans". Iran has been the name of this country at least since the Sasanid period. However, until 1935, the English-speaking world knew this country as Persia, a legacy of the Greeks who named the region after its most important province, Pars (present-day Fars). Flag Description: Iran's flag is made of three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red (from top to bottom). Centered in the white band is the red emblem - a stylized representation of the word Allah in the shape of a tulip, a symbol of mar- _

tyrdom. The words Allah Akbar, meaning HHHHHHHHHHHMH God is Great" are repeated 11 times along each of the edges of the green and red bands in

Sarakhs "etters in Arabic script.

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