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Where is Tehran?

Well, Tehran is the biggest city and capital of Iran.  However, it is located in north-central Iran, at the juncture of the Trans-Iranian rail network. About 65 miles (105 km) south of the Caspian Sea, the city lies on a broad alluvial plateau that slopes south from the Alburz Mountains. The older part of the city lies lower down the slope than the modern center. The elevation of the latter is about 4,000 feet (1,220 meters).

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Alburz Mountains

However, Many of the modern businesses are located near Shah Reza Avenue and Maydan Sepah. The Iranian Oil Company headquarters building is the focus of a new commercial area, which includes the Plasko Shopping Center and the Firdausi Department Store. Most of the banks and dealers in antiques, modern handicrafts, and Persian carpets are on Firdausi Street.

Jewelers, cloth merchants, tailors, lawyers, physicians, and real estate brokers are on Lalehzar Street. To the west, Shah Reza Avenue leads to the House of Parliament, in the modern center of government and administration. The city’s educational institutions include the University of Tehran and Tehran Teachers College.

An overview of Tehran

Tehran through the history

In 1788 the founder of the Kajar (Qajar) dynasty, Aga Muhammad Khan, moved the capital from Shiraz to Tehran. A century later, a second wall was built by Nasir al-Din Shah. Patterned after the wall of Paris, it was octagonal in shape, with a circumference of 10 miles (16 km), and had 12 gates and 58 towers.

This wall determined the form of Tehran until 1926, when it was destroyed as part of Reza Shah’s plan of urban development. Iran’s oil boom after World War II spurred the city’s modernization and expansion. By the 1970s, Tehran had grown to nearly seven times the size of Isfahan, the next-largest city in Iran.

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Golestan Palace in Tehran

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