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Tehran
Tehran (; fa, تهران ) is the largest city in Tehran Province and the capital of Iran. With a population of around 9 million in the city and around 16 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East, after Cairo. It is ranked 24th in the world by metropolitan area population. In the Classical era, part of the territory of present-day Tehran was occupied by Rhages, a prominent Median city destroyed in the medieval Arab, Turkic, and Mongol invasions. Modern Ray is an urban area absorbed into the metropolitan area of Greater Tehran. Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1786, because of its proximity to Iran's territories in the Caucasus, then separated from Iran in the Russo-Iranian Wars, to avoid the vying factions of the previously ruling Iranian dynasties. The capital has b ...
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Iran
Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of , making it the 17th-largest country. Iran has a population of 86 million, making it the 17th-most populous country in the world, and the second-largest in the Middle East. Its largest cities, in descending order, are the capital Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, and Tabriz. The country is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. It was first unified by the Medes, an ancient Iranian people, in the seventh century BC, and reached its territorial height in the sixth century BC, when Cyrus the Great f ...
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Mayor Of Tehran
The Mayor of Tehran is an elected politician who, along with the City Council of 21 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Tehran. Since 2 September 2021, Alireza Zakani is the mayor of Tehran. Previously, the position was held by Pirouz Hanachi, who held office for three years. List Pre-1979 Mayors appointed by Interior Minister Mayors elected by City Association Post-1979 Mayors appointed by Interior Minister Mayors elected by City Council See also * List of mayors of Shiraz * List of mayors of Tabriz * List of members of City Council of Tehran * Politics of Tehran * Timeline of Tehran References {{Mayors of Tehran * Tehran Mayors In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as ...
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Islamic City Council Of Tehran
The Islamic City Council of Tehran ( fa, شورای اسلامی شهر تهران) is the directly elected council that presides over the city of Tehran, elects the mayor of Tehran in a mayor–council government system, and budgets of the Municipality of Tehran. The council is composed of twenty one members elected on a plurality-at-large voting basis for four-year terms. The chairman and the deputy chairman of the council are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting in odd-numbered years. It holds regular meetings on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am (except on holidays or if decided by special resolution not to meet). History Persian Constitutional Revolution passed a law on local governance known as “Ghanoon-e Baladieh”. The second and third articles of the law, on “anjoman-e baladieh”, or the city council, provide a detailed outline on issues such as the role of the councils in the city, the members’ qualifications, the election process, and t ...
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List Of Iran Cities By Population
IR IRAN has one of the highest urban population growth rates in the world. From 1950 to 2002, the urban proportion of the population increased from 27% to 60%. The United Nations predicts that by 2030 80% of the population will live in urban areas."Islamic Azad University"
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Most internal migrants have settled near the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Karaj Ahvaz, Mashhad and

Tehran County
Tehran County ( fa, شهرستان تهران) is located in Tehran province, Iran. The capital of the county is Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including those portions of the county later split off to form Pardis County) was 7,882,843, in 2,313,002 households. Retrieved 9 November 2022 The following census in 2011 counted 8,293,140 people, in 2,637,704 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 8,737,510, in 2,924,208 households. Greater Tehran Greater Tehran is the urban agglomeration around Tehran that covers the central part of the Tehran Province and eastern part of the Alborz Province, that covers the contiguous cities of Tehran, Ray, Shemirānāt, and other areas. As of 2012 ... is situated mostly in Tehran County. It is the most populous county in Iran. Administrative divisions References Counties of Tehran Province {{Tehran-geo-stub ...
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Mehdi Chamran
Mehdi Chamran Save'ei ( fa, مهدی چمران; born 9 September 1941) is an Iranian architect and conservative politician who currently holds office as the chairman of the City Council of Tehran. Early life and education Chamran is the brother of Mostafa Chamran. They were both members of the "Red Shiism", a radical group that was founded by Mostafa in the US in 1965. Career Chamran served as the head of Iran's external intelligence. He was among those who contributed to the Iran's nuclear development program from the start. He was the chairman of the City Council of Tehran from 2003 to 2013. He received the most votes from the Tehrani electorate in three of the elections he was elected in, in 2003, 2006 and 2013 File:2013 Events Collage V2.png, From left, clockwise: Edward Snowden becomes internationally famous for leaking classified NSA wiretapping information; Typhoon Haiyan kills over 6,000 in the Philippines and Southeast Asia; The Dhaka garment fa .... A major s ...
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Chitgar Lake
Chitgar Lake ( fa, دریاچه‌ چیتگر Daryâče-ye Čitgar) is an artificial and recreational lake located to the north of Chitgar Park in northwestern Tehran, Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmeni .... Officially known as the Lake of the Martyrs of the Persian Gulf ( fa, دریاچه شهدای خلیج‌فارس), the complex has a total area of around 250 hectares; 130 hectares across the lake and 120 hectares on its coastal zone and resorts. About 80% of the body of water comes from Kan Creek, and the remaining 20% comes from central areas and surface runoffs of the district. Chitgar Lake benefits from the seasonal rains and temporary water of the Kan Creek and the running water of Tehran and can help in moderating the weather in the capital. This lak ...
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Milad Tower
The Milad Tower ( fa, برج میلاد ) (lit. Birth Tower), also known as the Tehran Tower ( ), is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth-tallest tower and the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world. It is located between Shahrak-e Gharb and the district of Gisha, standing at 435 meters from the base to the tip of the antenna. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 meters. The tower is a part of the International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran, which also includes a five-star hotel, a convention center, a world trade center and an IT park. History Background The Milad Tower was part of the Shahestan Pahlavi project, a vast development for a new government and commercial centre for Tehran, that was designed in the 1970s but never materialized, except for the tower. After an international competition, the project was awarded to the Llewely Davies Company, and construction was inaugurated on August 19, 1975 ...
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Central District (Tehran County)
The Central District of Tehran County ( fa, بخش مرکزی شهرستان تهران) is a district (bakhsh) in Tehran County Tehran County ( fa, شهرستان تهران) is located in Tehran province, Iran. The capital of the county is Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including those portions of the county later split off to form Pardis County) ..., Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,796,431, in 2,291,668 families. The District has three cities: Tehran, Bumahen, and Pardis. The District has one rural district (''dehestan''): Siyahrud Rural District. Divisional detail Central District is in green. References Tehran County Districts of Tehran Province {{TehranCounty-geo-stub ...
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Alireza Zakani
Alireza Zakani ( fa, علیرضا زاکانی, born 3 March 1966 in Shahr-e Rey) is an Iranian conservative politician and current mayor of Tehran. He was a member of the Parliament of Iran from 2004 to 2016 and also from 2020 to 2021. He owns Jahan News website and ''Panjereh'' Weekly. He announced ran for presidency in 2013 and 2017 but was disqualified by Guardian Council both times. He was a candidate for the 2021 presidential election, but withdrew in favour of Ebrahim Raisi. Life Alireza Zakani was born in 1965 in the Khorasan Square neighborhood of Tehran and spent his childhood and adolescence in the same area. Zakani's grandfather (on his mother's side) is a resident of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province. His maternal grandfather was from Kashan and his paternal ancestors also lived in the northern villages of Tehran. His father was Hossein Zakani, one of the heroes of Tehran and the Shahr-e Rey region, who was responsible for holding Gholamreza Takhti's anniversary ...
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Shemiranat County
Shemiranat County ( fa, شهرستان شمیرانات) is located in Tehran province, Iran. The capital of the county is Shemiran, which is part of the city of Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 37,778, in 11,178 households. Retrieved 9 November 2022 The following census in 2011 counted 44,061 people, in 14,227 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 47,279, in 16,107 households. (For census purposes, the former cities of Shemiran and Tajrish, sometimes allocated to the county, are counted in the city of Tehran Tehran (; fa, تهران ) is the largest city in Tehran Province and the capital of Iran. With a population of around 9 million in the city and around 16 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most popul ..., into which they have been absorbed, not in Shemiranat County.) Administrative divisions References Counties of Tehran Province {{Tehran-geo-stub ...
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Ray County, Iran
Ray County ( fa, شهرستان ری) is located in Tehran province, Iran. The capital of the county is Ray, which is actually part of Tehran Tehran (; fa, تهران ) is the largest city in Tehran Province and the capital of Iran. With a population of around 9 million in the city and around 16 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most popul .... At the 2006 census, the county's population was 292,016, in 71,711 households. Retrieved 9 November 2022 The following census in 2011 counted 319,305 people, in 85,445 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 349,700, in 96,996 households. Note on spelling According to the Iranian Chamber Society, the correct spelling of the city in both English and Persian is "Ray," (with an "a" vowel sound) though variations in spelling also exist. The city university also uses the spelling "Ray" ("Azad University, Shahr-e-Ray") as does the Encyclopædia Iranica published by Columbia ...
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