Headings


Farsi Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.

Virtual Persian Keyboard Use your mouse to type on this virtual keyboard, then copy and paste to search on Internet.

Introductions

Flag of Iran more on flag and symbols Anthem (words)Anthem (music)

Map of Iran and Quick Facts More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Persian 

Iranian Images

Iranian MusicMoreMore

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Iran Links to primary Persian language search engines and gateways. 

FarsiNet -- in EnglishFarsiNet -- in Persian A Persian Iranian Farsi Speaking People Global eCommunity. PersianWeb Persian/Iranian World Wide Web and Internet Resources, Services and Products, Academic Events, Art & Entertainment, Chat & Chat Rooms, Culture, Education, Farsi, Falsafeh - Philosophy, History, Jokes & Humor, Persian Names. 

Payvand Iranian News, Directory and Bazaar (in English) 

DMOZ Open Directory - Iran Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc. 

Middle East& Jewish Studies - Iran Resource portal from Columbia University. 

Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

The Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland Established in 2004 as the first full-fledged academic center focused on the Persian-speaking cultures in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia (as well as the Persian-speaking diaspora communities around the globe). Home to National Persian Flagship Program at UMd. 

Idealist.org - Iran "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations. 

American Institute for Iranian Studies "The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) is a non-profit, non-governmental overseas research organization. It is an academic consortium, of which the members are universities and museums in North America with interests in the study of Iranian culture and civilization." 

Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Persian From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Persian language. 

Iranian Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning. 

Colleges and Universities - Iran Another link site to institutions of higher learning. 

Language Materials

Persian-Farsi Language- Wikipedia General article with examples and external links.

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Persian," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display. 

Persian Writing System Basic introduction to Persian alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites. 

Easy Persian An introductory course to Persian with extensive content. 

DLIFLC - Field Support Modules - Persian-Farsi Familiarization Includes: Cultural Orientation, 15 common phrases, basic language guide and more.

Persian in Texas "This page contains archived class pages for past courses in the Persian Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin."

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Persian Large list of links to Persian language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare. 

I Love Languages.com - Persian A few links to language and cultural websites. 

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Farsi/Persian Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries

Online Media and News

OnlineNewspapers.com - Iran Good selection of national newspapers - with some regional. 

Voice of America - Persian Voice of America news broadcasting in target language. 

BBC - Persian.com BBC news broadcasts in Persian. 

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Persian News Service Latest news reports in English and Persian. 

TvRadioWorld - Iran About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening. 

Yahoo! News - Iran Latest news in English from a variety of news sources. 

History, Culture, Religion

WWW Virtual Library - History Index: Iran Large index to sites related to Iran and Iranian history. 

Wikipedia - History of Iran Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities. 

Wikipedia - Culture of Iran Everything from Art and Architecture to Rugs and Sports. Lots of external links. 

Persian Art through the Centuries Very rich and deep website with good illustrations. 

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Iran Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc. 

Foreign and International Law - Iran From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc. 

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Iran Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources 

Iran - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc. 

CIA World Factbook - Iran Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues. 

BBC News Country Profiles - Iran Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives. 

DLIFLC - Iran in Perspective Online familiarization course. Chapters include: Country Profile, Geography, History, Economy, Society, and Security; also has an End-ofCourse Test/Assessment.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Iran Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business. 

International Monetary Fund - Islamic Republic of Iran Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education. 

The World Trade Organization - Iran (Observer) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." 

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Iran "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment." 

World Health Organization - Iran About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." 

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Iran The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies. 

Amnesty International - Iran Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics. 

Human Rights Watch - Iran Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. 

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Iran The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks. 

Wikitravel - Iran Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. 

Yahoo Travel Guide - Iran Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.