Teheran is situated on the southern slopes of the Alborz mountain range. It lies at an elevation of 1,100 meters above the Caspian sea level and it is the vastest and the most populous city of Iran and also ranks among the prominent cities of the world. Tehran was selected as the center of Iran during the Ghajar period (1800 A.D.) because of its pleasant weather and beauty of nature. Now it has grown to a conglomerate of ancient monuments, huge buildings, business centers, etc. Damavand Peak (5672 m), the tallest mountain in Iran Plateau, is located on north of Teheran and has inspired many poets and writers.
Azadi square in Tehran Keshavarz Blvd.: a modern view of Tehran Baghe-Melli: an old view of Tehran Outer view of the Golestan Museum Inner view of the Golestan Museum A bird's view of Tehran University The City Theatre in Tehran Ski slopes in Dizin in Northern Tehran.