Tehran

Tehran (means warm place), the capital of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Province, with the population of around 9 million in the city and 16 million in the wider metropolitan area is the most populous city of Iran. The capital of Iran, formerly called Persia, has borders with Shemiranat (means cold place) to the north, Damavand (the highest mountain in Iran) to the east, Rey or Rhaga to the south, and Karaj (the capital of Alborz province) to the west. The second-most populous city in Asia , the third-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East which is ranked 29th in the world by is divided into 22 municipal districts, each with its own administrative center. Rey or Rhaga of Tehran which had been occupied by a Median city and then destroyed by the Mongols in the early 13th century, now remains as a city in Tehran Province and is one of those 22 municipal districts of Tehran city. The county to the north which is called Shemiranat is now another district. It is district 1 and Rey is district 20. The city of Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha (eunuch) Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1796. By this choice he wanted Tehran or the capital remains within close reach of Iran's territories in the Caucasus. As you know most of Iran territories in the Caucasus were being separated from Iran as a result of the Russo-Persian Wars. The capitals of Iran have been moved several times throughout the history; Tehran is the 32nd national capital of Iran that has lasted from the last years of 18th century till now. Tehran used to be the seat of the Qajar kings and two Pahlavis. There were seven kings in Qajar dynasty and the two in Pahlavi dynasty. These are two last imperial dynasties of Iran totally including 9 kings; like those nine whom were defeated by Darius, the great. Tehran is home to many historical collections, such as the royal treasury and Archeological museums, cultural complexes of Golestan that is a UNESCO site, Sa'dabad and Niavaran that are two garden-house complexes. There were large scale demolition and rebuilding projects in Tehran began in the first second decades of 20th century. It unwillingly prepared Tehran to become a destination for the mass migrations from all over Iran; the phenomenon that continues. Beside the museums and cultural complexes there are also other famous landmarks of Tehran. These are the Azadi (freedom) Tower that is a memorial built during the Pahlavi period. It was built by a 27 year-old Iranian architect. Another memorial built is the Milad (birth) Tower. It is now the world's 17th tallest freestanding structure, which was built in 2007. Although there were many plans to relocate Iran's capital from Tehran to another area, to date, no definitive plans have been approved. All these were resulting of air pollution problem and danger of the city's exposure to earthquakes. Continued…
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