Interesting facts about Tehran
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is one of the metropolises of the country that has developed since the Qajar period and has become one of the most developed cities in the region.
Tehran is located 112 km south of the Caspian Sea and south of the Alborz mountain range and is the political and economic center of Iran. In this article, we want to introduce you to some of the facts about this city:
1. With an area of 730 square kilometers, Tehran is the 27th largest city in the world.
3. Tehran had a gate for the first time in the Safavid period. During his reign, Shah Tahmasb Safavid, due to his special interest in Tehran and its clean climate, had ordered that an orgy be built around the city of Tehran and six gates be built on it.
4. This citadel had 114 towers with the number of chapters of the Holy Quran and was still standing until the beginning of the reign of Naser al-Din Shah, at which time it was completely destroyed and instead Tehran was expanded and had twelve gates.
5. When Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar chose Tehran as his capital in 1788, Tehran began its process of development and prosperity.
6. Iran's administrative structure is concentrated in Tehran.
7. Azadi Tower is the first and most famous symbol of Tehran and Milad Tower is another symbol of Tehran.
8. In the list of the most expensive capitals in the world in 2008, Tehran was ranked last.
9. The first tall building in Tehran was the Plasco building on Istanbul Street, which collapsed on January 20, 2017 due to a fire.
10. The last severe earthquake in Tehran occurred in 1830.
11. Geologically, Tehran is located on active faults that cause landslides and earthquakes.
12. Tehran is on the list of the most dangerous cities in the world for natural disasters.
13. The history of life in Tehran dates back to 5,000 BC.
14. In 2014, a human skeleton was discovered in the Rumi area of Tehran, which lived about 7,000 years ago.
15. Before it became a big city, Tehran was a village in the city of Rey.
16. Football is the first sport in Tehran.
17. Islamic Azad University started working for the first time with the establishment of the Tehran branch.
18. Tehran has been the capital of Iran since the Qajar period.
19. In Tehran, there are 4 mice per person.
20. Valiasr Street is the longest street in the Middle East in Tehran.
21. Tehran has signed agreements with Seoul, Los Angeles, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Havana, Brazil, Khartoum, Paris, Jerusalem, Caracas, Pretoria, Sanaa, Minsk, Istanbul, Baghdad, Hanoi, Ankara, Beijing, Budapest, Tbilisi, Kabul and Moscow. .