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Historical name for a region roughly coterminous with modern Iran.The term was used for centuries, chiefly in the West, and originally described a region of southern Iran formerly known as Persis , Parsa or Parseh which was the name of an Indo-European nomadic people who migrated into the area 1000 BC; the use of the name was gradually extended by the ancient Greeks and other Western peoples to apply to the whole Iranian plateau. The people of Iran have always called their country Iran, and in 1935 the government requested that the name Iran be used instead of Persia.

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The ancient world map of Eratosthenes from c. 194 BC reconstructed 19th century:.Bunbury, E.H. (1811-1895), A History of Ancient Geography among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest Ages till the Fall of the Roman Empire. London: John Murray, 1883.
A map of Persia proper in 1867 showing the Persian Gulf before creation of Pakistan from the book THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES OF THE ANCIENT EASTERN WORLD by George Rawlinson.
Map of Persia: Territorial Changes in the 19th and 20th Centuries due to British and Russian invasions. Behind Gulistan Treaty, Turkmenchai Treaty, Mc Mahon Arbitration, Treaty of Paris were orchestrated European conspiracies.
Painting shows Safavid Ambassador of Persia at the court of Louis XIV of France on Feb, 19, 1715. Wishing to reinforce exchanges with France, Shah Hossein sent an Embassy led by Mohammad Reza Beg.
Qajar era map off Persia in 1814 before the Great Game: Persian Gulf is seen as Gulf of Persia. Extent of provinces such as Gilan, Khuzestan, Mazandaran, and Khorasan are remarkable, alongside parts that were separated from the motherland later.
A Caravan of Silver arrives at the British Imperial Bank Persia. Qajar did not have its own banking system and the economy was based on finding resources (loans) to cover the royal court expenses.

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