Monday, 10 August 2015

IRAN ( جمهوری اسلامی ایران)

Iran  also known as Persia , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armeniaand Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2  it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world. With 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation. It is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. Iran has long been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz.

My First airmail cover from Iran . It is very special to me. because registered letters are allowed by specially printed packet and provided by Iran Post. But my good friend Abdullah tried to get postmark on covers and sent back my cover with special request from post office in his local town. Because of high inflation, we cannot affix enough stamps to cover the expense, so they postmark with franking machine after paying the amount. Stamps printed based on the local postage rate and requirements eventhough they issue beautiful commemorative stamps. The cover sent on July 13, 2015, I received on July 27, 2015. Thank You very much dear Abdollah for your dedicated work for me. I really appreciate it. 

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