Ten fun facts about Tehran
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Although Tehran was a well known village in the 9th century, the origin of its name is unknown.
The city of Tehran has many different styles of graffiti. Much of the art is done by governmental organizations, as well as some citizens.
Tehran has been the capital for about 220 years, but since the capital of Iran has been moved so many times, it is actually their 32nd national capital.
Muslims hold 'Jumu'ah', or Friday prayer and it is usually hosted by the University of Tehran. At this time, the entire city comes to a standstill.Fact 5
The 'Tehran International Book Fair' is held in the city and is known as one of the most important publishing events in Asia.Fact 6
The tallest building in Iran, is the Tehran International Tower. It is 54 stories high and the architecture is similar to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.Fact 7
Though the city has taken steps to improve pollution, as of 2006, approximately 27 people died a day from pollution related diseases.Fact 8
Azadi Sport Complex is also located in Tehran, which is Iran's national football stadium. It is one of the biggest in the world.Fact 9
Tehran is home to the largest military academy in Iran.Fact 10
At least 45% of the large industrial firms are located in Tehran, as well as 30% of Iran's public-sector workers. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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