|General||Tehran is the capital city of Iran and Tehran Province. Tehran has a population of fourteen million people and is Iran?s largest urban area. It is the nineteenth largest city in the world and one of the largest cities in western Asia.
Most Iranians speak Persian and consider themselves to be Persian. Some minority groups in Tehran include, Kurds, Arabs, Aremenians and Assyrians to name a few. A census done in 2010 states that 63% of people living in Tehran were born in Tehran, 67% consider themselves Perisan, 98% know persion and 13% understand some level of European languages.
In 1979 Tehran suffered through the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Many Iranian citizens, a good number of them from Tehran, left Iran because of the social, political and of course religious pressure. A lot of Iranians went to Canada, Sweden, the United States and France and other European countries.
Tehran is basically divided into north and south. While the north is more cosmopolitan, modern and expensive; the south is less beautiful but cheaper to live. Tehran is one of the safest cities to travel in despite its size and security.
The oldest historic monument in Tehran is called the Golestan Palace. The palace is one of the most visited spots in Tehran. It was once the royal residence of the Qajars. Located in the Golestan garden is one of the best museums in Tehran. The museum has tons of showcases which have different items relating to Iran therefore exhibiting a a detailed picture of Iranian life and culture.
Another interesting site to see is the Treasury of National Jewels. This museums hosts some of the most expensive jewels in the entire world. Some things you will see there are the largest pink diamond (the Sea of Light) , the largest uncut ruby, and a free standing golden globe which is made out of over 50,000 precious stones and 34 kilos of gold.|
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