Tehran (Teheran)

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Tehran (or Teheran); (تهران) is the capital and largest city of Iran, and the administrative center of Tehran Province. Tehran (35°41′46.28″N 51°25′22.66″E) is a sprawling city at the foot of the Alborz mountain range (the highest point in the Middle East (1,191 m, 3,900 ft)) with an immense network of highways unparalleled in Western Asia.

Tehran Map and location

Tehran is famous for its numerous ski resorts on the Alborz slopes, large museums, art centers, and palace complexes equal to the ancient Iranian/Persian cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, and Tabriz.
Tehran is the largest city in the Middle East and is the most populated city in South Western Asia with a population of 7,404,515 and approximately 15 million in Greater Tehran.

Alborz mountain and Mount Damavand

Most Iranian industries are headquartered in Tehran. The industries include the manufacturing of automobiles, electrical equipment, military weaponry, textiles, sugar, cement, and chemical products.
It is also a leading center for the sale of carpets and furniture. There is also an oil refinery located in south of the city.

Tehran Azadi Square

In the 20th century, Tehran faced a large migration of people from all around Iran.

Tehran city

Today, the city contains a mix of various ethnic and religious minorities, and is filled with many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples.