Iran is the 18th-largest country in the world, has around 80 million inhabitants and it is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations.
Iran is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. Its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz gives it special geostrategic importance.There are around 120,000 Iranians living in Germany with Hamburg as the main center of the Iranian diaspora.
Tala Raassi is an Iranian-American Fashion designer currently based in Virginia, whose clothing has been seen on red carpets and some of the most famous people on the planet. She specializes in swimwear which is not something you would necessarily expect for a girl who grew up in ultra-conservative Muslim Iran.