When Did Persia Become Iran and Why?

The region that is now the country of Iran has been known by many different names, and has had varying boundaries and borders over the past 5000 years.

The name Iran comes from the Avestan word airyānąm, appearing in the time of Cyrus the Great (4th century BC).

But what is the difference between Iran and Persia?  Why is there such an interesting history to this storyWhy do some people who live in Iran continue to refer to themselves as Persian?

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