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Tehran, Iran’s capital, is found in the northern half of the country and is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world. With its ornate rooms and marble throne, the main Golestan Palace complex was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty.
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Key Facts & Information
- Tehran, also spelled Teheran, the capital city of Iran and the center of Tehrān province (ostān), is located at the foot of the Alborz mountain range in north-central Iran.
- Tehran means a warm mountain slope.
- Tehran has four counties: Rey, Islamshahr, Tehran, & Shemiranat.
- Tehran has a large motorway network.
- It has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the 10.2 million spectators along the 20-mile (32-kilometer) route to the cemetery procession of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – representing the highest percentage of a nation’s population ever attending a funeral.
- An important historical town in today’s Tehran city is known as Ray. It is etymologically connected with the Ancient Persian and Avestan Ragha.
- The city was a significant region of the Medes and Achaemenids, who spoke Persian.
- In 1795, when Agha Mohammad Khan became King, Tehran became Iran’s capital. The government headquarters were built in the north of Emam Zadeh Yazd during the reign of Agha Mohammad Khan.
- The Soltani mosque, Abbas abad bazaar, and Ilchi garden (the location of today’s Russian embassy) were built during the reign of Fath Ali Shah. Nasser e din Shah moved the palace from the center of Tehran to Sadabad. He had transformed Tehran from a city to a modern state.
- The conference in Tehran was conducted in the Russian Embassy in Iran. The Tehran Conference (codenamed Eureka) was a conference from November 28 to December 1, 1943, between Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. This was held in Tehran, Iran, at the Soviet Embassy.
- Stalin was present at the first World War II conference of the Big Three (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom).
- The purpose of the conference in Tehran was to prepare the final strategy for the war against Nazi Germany and its allies. For the most part, the discussion was about opening a second front in Western Europe.
- During the Islamic Revolution of 1980–88, several people left Tehran due to scud missiles and air strikes.
- Most educated people who have lived in Tehran in recent years have left Iran for democracy and a better life in other countries. Some added factors are traffic, corruption, narcotics, and lack of freedom that made them turn their backs on this city.
- Tehran is Iran’s economic center. Despite numerous attempts to diversify the country’s economy, the oil industry dominates and is controlled by the national government.
- Oil accounted for 80% of Iran’s foreign-exchange income at the beginning of the 21st century.
- The country owned about 10% of the world’s crude oil reserves, and only those of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) surpassed its natural gas reserves.
- Tehran’s Golestan Palace is one of Iran’s most impressive places to visit.
- This great palace is a fine example of Persian art, architecture, and history.
- It is the precious gem that sits in the heart of Tehran, bringing memories from the Safavid period to Kings of Pahlavi.
- The Tabiat Bridge is Tehran’s biggest overpass for pedestrians. This 270-meter-long bridge connects two public parks — Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park — by spanning Modarres Expressway, one of northern Tehran’s main highways. In Persian, the word tabiat means “nature.”
- Darband, formerly a village near Tajrish, Shemiran, is an area within the metropolitan limits of Tehran. It is the beginning of a famous hiking trail that towers over Tehran into Mount Tochal.
- Tochal, is a mountain and ski resort on the Alborz mountain range, adjacent to Tehran’s northern Iranian metropolitan area.
- Two special Persian ingredients characterize the flavor of Ash Reshteh: reshteh and kashk.
- Khoresh Gheymeh (Gheimeh), also known as Gheymeh Polo (polo means rice), is a beef and split pea stew. It is a very traditional and popular Iranian stew served over either white rice or aromatic rice with saffron potatoes.
- Fesenjan is a sumptuous Persian stew made of pomegranate and walnuts. It is earthy, tangy and sweet. It is soulful, and its flavourful sauce is from the ground walnuts that are luxuriously thick, with the pomegranate molasses providing a good sourness.
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