All about Tehran

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History of Tehran

Tehran, is the capital and largest city of Iran, and the administrative center of Tehran Province. Tehran is a sprawling city at the foot of the Tochal mountain range with an immense network of highways unparalleled in Western Asia. The city is famous for its numerous resorts on the Alborz slopes, large museums, art centers, and palace complexes.

Tehran History Briefly    
The tourist who arrives for the first time in Tehran hoping to catch a glimpse of the splendor of ancient Persia will quickly be disappointed: Tehran has been a capital for only two centuries and has undergone constant recontruction during that time. As a result, the only traces of the long and tumultuous history of the country are hidden behind the walls of the museums. The modern city is a huge, polluted agglomeration, hot and dusty in summer and beset with seemingly insurmountable traffic problems. It has brought together nearly 20 per cent of the entire population of Iran and has expanded chaotically and too fast.

Navab High Way

A City Tour of Tehran   
Tehran's most famous monument is probably the Azâdi Tower, a triumphal arch in white stone, standing 45 metres (148 feet) high, and composed of a large central block set on four splayed feet. The area round the arg (or citadel), the old royal quarter, forms, with the bazaar, the primitive heart of Tehran as it was designed by Shâh Tahmãsp in the 16th century

 Tehran.Old Bazaar

Tehran Climate

Tehran features a semi-arid, continental climate (Köppen climate classification: BSk). The northern parts can reach a mediterranean climate (Csa) bordering humid continental (Dsa). Tehran's climate is largely defined by its geographic location, with the towering Alborz Mountains to its north and the central desert to the south. It can be generally described as mild in the spring and autumn, hot and dry in the summer, and cold in the winter.



City Development of Tehran

Up through the 1870s, Tehran consisted of the walled “arg” (royal citadel), the roofed bazaar, and “sharestan” (where the masses resided in three main neighborhoods of “Udlajan”, “Chaleh Meydan”, and “Sangelaj”). The first development plan of Tehran in 1855 emphasized the traditional spatial structure. Architecture, however, found an eclectic expression to reflect the new lifestyle.


Tehran, Culture & education

Tehran is the largest and most important educational center of Iran. Today there are a total of nearly 50 major colleges and universities in Greater Tehran.
Since the establishment of Darolfonoon in the mid-19th century, Tehran has amassed a large number of institutions of higher education. Some of these institutions have played crucial roles in the unfolding of Iranian political events.


Sport in Tehran

Tehran was the first city in the Middle East to host the Asian Games. The 7th Asian Summer Games in 1974, was held with the participation of 2,363 athletes and officials from 25 countries.
Tehran is also the site of Iran's national football stadium on Azadi Sport Complex with 100,000 seating capacity. Azadi Football Stadium is one of the largest in Western Asia and one of the biggest in the World. Stadium is the 3rd biggest football stadium in the world and the 2nd largest in West Asia.jpg

Get in & Around Tehran

Developed public transportation makes it easy and comfortable to get around the city. Tehran has an extensive bus system, including double-deckers. Tickets are bought in advance at kiosks.public transportation is very much cheap in Tehran. For example some prices as (the prices are converted to US $):One way Taxi while other passengers might get on that car also : (depending on the way, 0.11 $ to 1 $
Taxi which you can take for just yourself or call by telephone : 1.5 $ to 5 $




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