Iran

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the rial or IRR.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Iran , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Governmental organizations can be reached from 7.30 AM to 2.30 PM from Saturday to Wednesday and from 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM on Thursday. Businesses open from 8.30 AM to 12.30 AM and after lunch till 7 PM.On thursday, businesses open from 8.30 AM to 12.30 AM. Stores open from 9 AM to 1 PM and from 4 PM to 8 PM. The weekend in Iran is on Thursday and Friday.



Transportation

Road
Roads are in good condition. The highway network is relatively developed, particularly in urban and suburban zones. The supply of fuel, which is very cheap, is regular. The diesel, for lorries exclusively, can not be found for cars in city, only in province.



Rail
Average.

Air
The domestic air transport is efficient and serves numerous cities in the province. The aircrafts fleet is ageing but its maintenance seems to be satisfactory.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .ir



Basic conversation guide

Yes = balé
No = na
Thank you = merci
Thank you very much = kheyli mamnoun
Goodbye = khoda hafez

 


Languages spoken

The official language of Iran is Persian which is also called Farsi. Farsi is understood by 83% of the population. Moreover, Iran is home to several minority groups who speak dialects related to Farsi. The use of these dialects is gradually extinguishing. It is also important to note that lots of ethnic minorities, common with the neighbouring countries are located close to the Iranian borders. Among the large minority groups, we should mention the Azeris (20 %) and the Luris (6.6 %) in the North, the Kurds (9%) in the West , the Arabs (2.1 %) in the South-West, the Turkishs (1.5 %) in the North-East, the Baloutchis (1.3 %) in the South-East.


Last modified in January 2006
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