footnotes '''Karaj''' ( west of Tehran, at the foothills

of the Alborz mountains. The city has effectively become an extension of metropolitan Tehran. Karaj is mostly famous because of its academic and educational complexes along with tourist attractions. History The history of Karaj dates back many centuries. The stone built Zoroastrian fire temple of Takht-e-Rostam from the Parthian era is a testament to this. The Soleimanieh palace (currently housing a college of Agriculture), the mausoleum of Shahzadeh Soleiman, Imamzadeh

precipitation mm 3 Aug precipitation mm 2 Sep precipitation mm 3 Oct precipitation mm 14 Nov precipitation mm 26 Dec precipitation mm 33 source ''Climate-Data.org'', altitude: 1314m Karaj today thumb Karaj Azadi Blvd. (Image:Karaj.jpg) thumb Central Karaj (Image:karaj_45.jpg) The economical base for Karaj is its proximity to Tehran, where transportation of products between the capital and the Caspian Sea

Rey, Iran

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شهر ری , '''Shahr-e-Ray''', "City of Ray"), also known as '''Rhages''' ( or ''Rhaganae'') and formerly as '''Arsacia''', is the capital of Rey County, Tehran Province, Iran, and is the oldest existing city in the province. Ray today has been absorbed into the Greater Tehran metropolitan area. Ray is connected via the Tehran Metro to the rest of Tehran and has many industries


Revolution of Iran . The name Rasht comes most plausibly from the verb ''reshtan'', weaving. Rasht has, along with regions around Tabriz and Tehran, one of the earliest industry plants during the last quarter of the 19th century, prominently in fields such as fishing, caviar production, the Caspian sea oil pipeline construction and textiles. During the 20th century, until the mid-70s, Gilan and the Rasht region was the third-ranking industrial city in Iran by number of workers and per capital

;gate of Europe" in Iran. The head consulate of the Russian Federation government is located in Rasht and some of the other Caspian region countries are also keen to establish representative headquarters in Rasht alongside their embassies in Tehran. Some evidences are the University of Gilan which was constructed jointly by the governments of Iran and West Germany about 40 years ago, the building of IRIB representatives in Rasht which was constructed jointly


Ahvaz located 100 km north-east of Abadan (Abadan, Iran) and is accessible via following routes in addition of a single runway airport: * Tehran-Khorramshahr national railway * 18px link Road 39 (Iran) (File:Road39.png) Ahvaz-Abadan (Abadan, Iran) expressway (145 km) * 18px link Road 37 (Iran) (File:Road37.png) Ahvaz-Andimeshk (152 km) expressway * 13px link Freeway 5 (Iran) (File:Road5.png) Ahvaz-Bandar Imam Khomeini freeway (175 km

(soccer) football club, Foolad F.C., which was the chart-topper for Iran's Premier Football League in 2005. Ahvaz is also home to another IPL football team, Esteghlal Ahvaz F.C.. Transportation thumb right Ahvaz Metro Logo (File:Ahvaz Metro Logo.PNG) * Ahvaz is accessible via freeways from Isfahan and Shiraz, and roadways to Tehran. * A metro urban railway system is being built by the Ahvaz urban railway. It will be a 23 km underground line with 24

stations. * The airport is served by Iran Asseman Airlines (Dubai, Kuwait, Tehran, flying on Boeing 727-200s or Fokker F100s), Caspian Airlines (Dubai, by MD-80), Iran Air (Isfahan, Kuwait, Tehran, by Boeing 727-200 or Fokker 100), Iran Air Tours (Isfahan, Mashad, Shiraz, Tehran, by MD-80), Kish Air (Tehran, by MD-80), and Saha Air (Tehran, by Boeing 707-300). Sport Traditionally, Khuzestan province has been a major soccer hub in Iran. The city has two existing sport


on from the Iranian capital of Tehran. The most famous tribes in Zahedan include the Rigi, Shah Bahkhsh, Mollazadeh, and Shahraki. Climate Zahedan has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification ''BWh'') with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is very low, and mostly falls in winter.

capacity of 15,000 people. It was inaugurated on 18 April 2008 with a friendly football game between ''Honarmandan'' (Actors) versus a local team. Economy thumb Zahedan railway station (File:Zahedan Railway Station.jpg) Highway 95 (Road 95 (Iran)) links Zahedan to Tehran and Mashhad in the north and the port of Bandar Chabahar (Chabahar) on the Sea of Oman

returning home to New Delhi, including stops in Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran, and Zahedan. In 1961 she stayed with Otto Skorzeny in Madrid. Early life Ahmad Shamlou was born to Haydar Shamlou and Kowkab Araqi on December 12, 1925 in Tehran to an army family. Ahmad was the second child and the only son in a family of six children. His father Haydar was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and during his childhood he moved


;18px (File:Freeway in Iran.png) Shiraz-Isfahan Freeway blank_name Licence plate blank_info 63 website ) is the sixth most populous city of Iran After Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahan, Tabriz and Karaj; in 2006 Shiraz had a total population of 1,214,808 ref>

to Iran's first solar power plant. Recently the city's first wind turbine has been installed above Babakoohi mountain near the city. Etymology The earliest reference to the city is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BCE, found in June 1970, while digging to make a kiln

around the city, constructed an irrigation and drainage system, and rebuilt the city walls. However, Karim Khan's heirs failed to secure his gains. When Agha Mohammad Khan, the founder of the Qajar dynasty, eventually came to power, he wreaked his revenge on Shiraz by destroying the city's fortifications and moving the national capital to Tehran. Although lowered to the rank of a provincial capital


Urmia was an important center for higher education approximately a century ago, indeed, medical faculty of Urmia which was built by Joseph Cochran and a team of American medical associates in 1878, is the first University of Iran. Unfortunately the faculty became shut down even before establishment of first official university of Iran, University of Tehran. Nowadays Urmia has become a considerable educational city. The city owns state and private universities

to:Tehran, Mashhad, Kish Island, Shiraz, Esfahan. Notable people * Safi al-Din al-Urmawi (صفی الدین اورموی): Iranian Azerbaijani (Iranian Azerbaijanis) 13th-century poet and musical theorist * Heidar Amou Oghly (Haydar Khan e Amo-oghli) (حیدرخان عمواوغلی): Founder of the Communist Party of Iran (Communist Party of Iran (1920)) and the first Secretary of the Communist Party of Iran and effective activist movement constitutional

Sulaqa Shem style "text-align:right" 14 During the Pahlavi


of, Damghan County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 57,331, in 15,849 families. Damghan was an important city

have revealed items belonging to 7,000 years ago. Recently expansion of Tehran-Mashhad railway into double lanes the body of a woman along with her fetus was discovered with over 7,000 years age. Scientists have discovered metal in her teeth which leads us to believe that she was the goddess Tootam. Tootam worship was a religion which prevailed among the Iranians, Egyptians and Indians many thousand years ago. Damghan was half destroyed in the 856 Damghan earthquake

not list a red ink link without a citation. -- * Manuchehri Damghani (Manuchehri) (11th century) - poet *Hossein Qoli Khan known as Jahnsooz (1750-1777), father of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and ruler of Damghan assigned by Karim Khan


, Suffolk year 1982 isbn 0-85435-005-5 Bahá'í schools, such as the Tarbiyat boys' and girl's schools in Tehran, were closed in the 1930s and 40s, Bahá'í marriages were not recognized and Bahá'í texts were censored.

people Gujaratis , from long tradition, called anyone from Iran" —who today represent the larger of the two groups of Zoroastrians. Adherents thumb right The Zoroastrian Fire temple#Atash Behram Atash Behram (Image:Ateshkadeh yazd.jpg) of Yazd, Iran. Communities exist in Tehran, as well as in Yazd, Kerman and Kermanshah, where many still speak

to Tehran when he was an infant; in June 1951, when he was five, they immigrated to Israel (aliyah). He remains fluent in Persian (Persian language). Upon arriving in Israel, the Katsav family was sent to a ma'abara, an immigrant tent-camp in Israel's south, inland from the port city of Ashdod. In the winter of 1951, severe flooding inundated the camp, and Katsav's two-month-old brother Zion died. http: webcache.googleusercontent.com search?q


as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and pahvali (Middle Persian) influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598. http: www.citypopulation.de php iran-qazvin.php Located in above sea level. The climate is cold but dry, due

and Mark Elliott, p. 28, Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 978-1-74104-293-1 It is a provincial capital today that has been an important cultural center throughout history. Archeological findings in the Qazvin plain reveal urban agricultural settlements for at least nine millennia. Qazvin geographically connects Tehran, Isfahan, and the Persian Gulf to the Caspian seacoast and Asia Minor, hence

massacre of Babis occurred in Qazvin in 1847. http: www.momen.org relstud qazvin.htm In the second half of the 19th century Qazvin was one of the centers of Russian presence in northern Iran. A detachment of the Persian Cossack Brigade under Russian officers was stationed here. From 1893 this was the headquarter of the Russian Company for Road construction in Persia which connected Qazvin by roads to Tehran and Hamadan. The company built a hospital and the St. Nicolas

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