Iran or Persia?

Iran or Persia?

This may be a question in your mind, Iran or Persia?

In fact people who had lived in this land have called it Iran for thousand years. But western and European countries have called it Persia.

Many Persian poets like Rudaki, Ferdowsi, Saadi Shirazi, Hafez, and Rumi have used Iran in their poetries.

Why did Persia change to Iran?

In 1935 the ruler of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi requested from the world countries to use Iran instead of Persia.

However, I believe his decision was wrong, because a known name turned into an unknown name.

I try to make people aware that Iran and Persia are the same.

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