UNESCO Heritage Sites

Trans-Iranian Railway

Date of Inscription: 2021

The Trans-Iranian Railway connects the Caspian Sea in the northeast with the Persian Gulf in the southwest crossing two mountain ranges as well as rivers, highlands, forests and plains, and four different climatic areas.

The classification in 2021 of the Trans-Iranian Railway as a Unesco World Heritage Site is a reward for an extraordinary railway route that runs from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, a distance of almost 1400 kilometers, crossing mountains and rivers, forests and plains and linking two ends of the country. Completed in 1938 and financed by the Iranian state, it is one of the symbols of modern Iran.