Countries That Start With the Letter “I”

India

India has a rich cultural history of over 4,500 years, making this one of the best places to travel if you love checking out ancient architecture. India is also well known for being the second most populated country in the world. India is famous for its use of spices in their dishes, one of India’s most famous dishes that can be cooked with a variety of meats and vegetables is curry. A brilliant comfort dish curry makes used of the myriad of spices that are found in India which will leave you craving more with each bite! 


Italy

Once home to the mighty Roman Empire, Italy is another country that is rich in culture, architecture and artifacts! Some of the greatest artists, polymaths and scholars have come out of Italy. Great minds such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Michelangelo called Italy home! With more than 57,000 recorded species Italy has the largest Fauna biodiversity in the world! if you love stunning scenery and fantastic dishes make a visit to Italy today! 


Indonesia

A country with 17,000 islands, Indonesia is known for its abundance in Flora and Fauna, this is due to its size, climate and a mixture of Asian-Australian animals! One of the most famous regions in Indonesia is Bali, millions of tourist flocks to the sun-kissed island to party and unwind on the island that never sleeps!


Iran

Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The Elamite Kingdom is believed to have been established around the 4th-millennium b.c. and was later the home of the Persian Empire which flourished for over 4 centuries. With a total area of 1,68,195km2  and is bordered by Armenia, Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan. Due to the Iranian Plateau, Iran is regarded as one of the worlds most mountainous regions and due to its unique Geo-location, Iran has influenced cultures as far as Greece! 


Iraq

Believed to be the birthplace of the oldest known civilisation, Iraq is regarded as the cradle of civilisation! The might Sumerian civilisation that was famous for building ancient cities such as Eridu and Uruk called this region home for about 1000 years which then got absorbed into the Akkadian Empire which flourished for at least 2000 years. One of the Most famous structures in Iraq is the Ziggurat of Ur which is a massive temple dedicated to the moon god Sin.


Ireland

Ireland is the birthplace of the Gaelic culture and language, rich with history Ireland is sure to not disappoint! Also known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland Topography consists of relatively low lying mountains and a myriad of rivers and moors. If you love Guinness a visit to Ireland will be a blast as this country is the origin of the famous refreshing black stout! 


Israel

A trip to Israel will certainly leave you gasping in awe, known for its long and complex history, going back to at least 1.5 million years ago! The territory in this region has passed through so many rulers it is unclear when the first civilisation settled in Israel with a united monarchy,  The country is often described in the Bible as the birthplace of Jesus, due to this Israel attracts a lot of people who are interested in religious tourism attracting about 3.5million tourist annually!  One of the most notable cities to visit while you’re travelling through this beautiful country are cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem! 


Ivory Coast

If you love Chocolate you can thank the Ivory Coast, The Country is the largest producer of cacao in the world!  due to the dominance of the french language in the Ivory Coast it is also famously called  Cote d’Ivoire. There are many attractions for you to check out while you’re in the Ivory Coast. one of its main attractions is the largest known church in the world called the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace which finished its construction in 2014. this spectacular country is home to some of the most amazing national parks in West-Africa and is definitely worth a visit if you’re a nature lover! 


Iceland

Known as the most sparsely populated country in Europe,  Iceland only contains a population of 348,580 people spread out in an area of 103,000km2 with a sparse population Iceland’s natural scenery has been kept relatively pristine. While you’re travelling through you’ll find fantastic hot-springs, Waterfalls, volcanoes and bright green terrain that are scattered throughout Iceland.! 

 

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