Opportunities for attracting the capitals in villages
The methods of investing and partnership
About Iran
Investing in Iran
Implementing regulations of foreign investment   promotion and protection act
  Opportunities for attracting the capitals in villages
With due consideration to the function of most of the touristic villages the following sectors and plans are necessary for attracting the capitals:

1- 3,4 and 5 star hotels
2- Equipped motels
3- Travel agencies and tours
4- Complex of Residing villas
5- Commercial complex
6- Sport complex
7- Entertainment complex
8- Meeting halls
9- Restaurant and reception complex
10- Residing cities
11- Entertaining routes in villages and mountains
12- Special places for jockeying ,cycling and
13- Electricity distribution network
14- Water distribution network
15- Communication network
16- Internet network and electronic communications


Methods of investment and partnership  
Tourism Areas Organization along with providing the necessary infrastructures for creating and developing the plans is ready to cooperate with local and foreign investors as follow:
1- cooperation in implementing the plans
2- cooperating in getting foreign loan for financial securing the plans
3- cooperating in getting local loan for financial securing the plans
4- Cooperating in exploitation plans with limited time

About Iran
Iran has a very high significant potential in tourism and in this field it is among the ten countries which have the high talent for attracting tourists. There are 17 kinds of climates in the world that 12 kinds of them can be seen in Iran. The numbers of registered historic buildings are 11000 and many historical works and buildings of Iran have been registered in the list of world cultural heritage. As the capacities of tourism in Iran haven’t been exploit completely, give this opportunity to the investors in private sector to have high economical efficiency in the field of developing tourism industry.

Geography - Located in the expanse between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, Iran borders Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and Turkey and Iraq to the west. With an area of 1,648,000 square kilometers, Iran is one of the largest countries in the Middle East. The central plateau is mostly sand or rock desert, and the settled areas are largely confined to the foothills of the mountain ranges -the Alborz in the north and the Zagros in the south and west.
The Caspian Sea in the north of Iran is the world's largest lake. Its altitude is about 25 meters below sea level. Meanwhile, in the south, the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman provide Iran with its main access to international waters.

History - There is evidence of habitation in Iran as far back as 100,000 BC (the Lower Paleolithic era). Recorded history and civilization in Iran began around 3,000 BC with the Elamites in Khuzestan.
From 728 BC the Medes were a significant civilization but were overthrown in 550 BC by the Persians led by Cyrus. The Persians established a vast empire, which was conquered by Alexander the Great some 300 years later. Alexander's empire was short-lived following his death and Iran was then ruled by native Parthians who created a Greek-speaking empire, which existed between 247 BC and 226 AD. This empire was greatly weakened by prolonged clashes with Rome and it eventually passed into the control of the Sasanians who established Zoroastrianism as the official religion. In 640 AD, the Sasanian Empire was conquered by Arab Muslims and for two centuries Iran was ruled by Khalifas. Thereafter Iran was ruled by various rulers who sought to establish their own independent states in parts of Iran. In 1502, the Safavid dynasty conquered various parts of Iran and established Shi'ite Islam as Iran's official religion.
In the late eighteenth century the southward expansion of the Russian empire threatened Britain's empire in the Indian subcontinent. As a result the two nations engaged in trade and diplomatic rivalries in Iran turning it into a semi- colonial state that was economically controlled by them. At the start of the twentieth century internal unrest and a weak dynastic ruler resulted in the convening of a national assembly (the Majles) and the establishment of a constitution in 1906.
In the economic turmoil following the First World War, a coup brought Reza Khan to power in 1921. In 1925 he declared himself Shah. Following his collaboration with Nazi Germany in 1941 and the occupation of Iran by allied forces, the Shah was forced to abdicate and his son, Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, assumed control as the new Shah. He sought to ally Iran closely with western powers and embarked on a modernization and westernization program, which alienated the country's religious leadership. The significant rise in oil prices in 1973-4 fuelled economic growth in Iran but at the cost of high inflation. Economic hardship, corruption in the Shah's family and government, increased westernization and repressive security measures imposed by the government gave rise to significant opposition, which manifested itself in nationwide demonstrations and strikes. As a result, in 1979, the Shah's government collapsed and he fled the country.

Administration - Iran is divided into Ostans (or provinces), Ostans into Shahrestan (or sub-provinces) and Sharestan into Dehestans (or rural agglomerations). Based on the latest available information, the country is divided into 28 Ostans, 293 Sharestans and 2,293 Dehestans.