Country - Iran
Population – 81.1 million (2017)
Iran is a Middle-Eastern country also known as the Islamic Republic of Iran and has a theocratic
government, in which most policies are based on Islamic religious ideologies.
Iran’s capital and largest city, Tehran, has some of the worst air pollution in the world. An estimated 27 people die a day from air pollution-related diseases
Girls and boys are educated separately until the university level. In addition, girls typically have only female teachers, and boys typically have only male teachers.
Since Iran has an official religion, Islam, religious study is
part of public-school education at all grades.
Backgammon, takhteh nard, “battle on wood”—is an old favorite. Archeologists recently found a 5,000year-old backgammon board in southeastern Iran.
Soccer is the number one sport
in Iran. Both girls and boys enjoy playing the game at school, though usually only men may attend professional games.
It is traditional for families to eat meals together on the floor, gathered around dishes of food spread on a kind of tablecloth called
Many children grow up in a home with at least one grandparent. If not, they are likely to have grandparents living close by.
Khoresh, a fragrant stew of meat, fruit or vegetables, nuts, and spices. It is usually served with
fluffy white rice.
Did you know ? Iran, which until 1935 was known as Persia, was the site of some of the world’s oldest villages. They were built near the Caspian Sea at least 6,000 years ago.
😎 Video - I stayed with locals in Iran (11:22 min)
😎 Video - Chess in Iran (7:18 min)
Black's coordinated attack involving pins proves too strong
White wins the exchanges to advance a pawn to promotion
how does Black promote his passed pawn ?
White protects an advanced pawn but overlooks Black's reply