This sub-category is devoted to sites for and about Iran. Iran comprises a land area of over 1.629.918 million square kilometers. It is located in the south west of Asia and is a middle-eastern country. Iran is in the northern temperate zone, between latitudes 25 degree north and 39 degree 47' north and between longitude 44 degree 02' east and 63 degree 20' east. Iran is bordered by Turkmenistan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan and Armenia in the North; Afghanistan and Pakistan in the East; the Oman sea and the Persian Gulf in the South; and Iraq and Turkey in the West. According to the 1996 census, the total population was 60,055,488. The population density was 36.7 people/km^2 and 61.3 percent of the population lives in urban areas.
Before you submit your site please take the time to look around and review the guidelines below. Following these guidelines will speed the acceptance of your site and significantly reduce the chances of its rejection.

The editors reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Multiple submissions, especially to inappropriate categories, will not be tolerated.


Finding the Proper Location for Your Site:
  • Conduct a search of the Open Directory for a few keywords that relate to your site. The search results will serve up listings of different categories. Go to those categories and determine which one is appropriate for your site.
  • Be sure to review the sub-category descriptions, if available, to determine whether your site is appropriate to that category or sub-category.
  • Review the site descriptions of the entries in the category to which you intend to submit. Prepare your description in advance. Please do not just send us your META description.

Guidelines for submitting sites:

  • Do not type in all capitals.
  • Do not include a list of keywords.
  • Do not include your products.
  • Do not write a sales pitch.
  • The description should be a brief summary of the site''s content and company activities if applicable.
    • The description should be in English and in coherent sentence form.
    • Do not include superlatives.
    • Do not submit a list of keywords.
    • Do not use unnecessary capitalization, or include HTML tags.
    • Do not include the category name or the complete title.
    • Submit to only ONE category.
    • Submit to the best category possible.
In order to be listed in a sub-category of Regional/Middle East/Iran, sites must have some English content. Sites which are only in Farsi should be sent to the World/Farsi category. If your site is in French, Polish, German or Italian, you can submit it to French, Polish, German or Italian.
Includes sites for regional artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, organizations, etc.

This category is for the listing of sites with a presence throughout the region. If your site does not have locations or offer information serving the entire region, please submit to your locality instead.
Submitting your site to the wrong category will hinder your site''s addition to the directory
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For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

If your site is not specifically geared towards this community, please submit to the proper category.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.

Submission Tips:

  1. When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
  2. When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers without hype or promotional language.
Thank-you for your cooperation.

Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.

A Web directory is a static listing of Web links, usually built up by human editors. Directory links are usually described in a short paragraph, and categorized by subject. (This is as opposed to a Search Engine, which uses an automated database rebuilt regularly by a computer program, or spider, automatically following links - any descriptions are taken from the page text). The Open Directory you are using right now is an example of a Web directory. This category contains Iran related directory Web sites in English or English and Persian.
This category includes local health and medical resources available in Iran.

This category is for the listing of sites with a presence throughout the region. If your site does not have locations or offer information serving the entire region, please submit to your locality instead.
Submitting your site to the wrong category will hinder your site''s addition to the directory
.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site.

This category lists the various localities in Iran.
Few sites, if any, will be listed in this category. Please submit your listing to a more specific topic.
Submitting your site to the wrong category will delay your listing in the directory.
This category includes information about Iran's natural environment, as well as scientific activities specific to Iran. For example, sites about wildlife, plants, earthquakes, fossil locations, air pollution problems, hydrology, etc should be included here.
Includes sites that reflect the make up of Iran's community, such as its people and history, and the resources and institutions that serve the people of Iran.
Please only submit sites to this category that contain general information about Iran''s society and culture.

Sites having more specific topics should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory.