Iran is one of the major countries
in the Middle East region and Western Asia. Iran's Area
square KM and its population is 60 Million.
Iran lies between the Caspian Sea
(in north) and the Persian Gulf (in south). It is
bordered in north with the some of the ex-Soviet Republics,
in the east with Afghanistan and Pakistan and in the
west with Turkey and Iraq.
Iran has more than 2500 years of
written history. King Dariush was the founder of the
postal service in Iran. Dariush used this to have
fast communication within the vast country of Iran.
The Persian messengers used swift
horses (whom were called "Chapar" - meaning
horse rider) to transfer letters in the shortest time
possible. These horse riders changed their horses
regularly in the post offices (which used to be called
"Chapar Khaneh" - House of "Chapar")
in the way.
King Dariush's saying "Neither
snow, Nor rain, Nor heat, Nor gloom of night stays
these couriers from the swift completion of their
appointed rounds " Lies inscribed on top of New
city post office. This postal system worked till the
creation of the Post Company in Iran.
The first stamp in Iran was printed
in 1868 and was officially used in the Iranian Postal
Service. Since then a variety of stamps was printed
for postal and commemorative usage.
Also the first Iranian pre-stamped
postal card was printed and used in 1879.