- a city in and the capital of Iran, in the N part: wartime conference of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin 1943.
- a republic in SW Asia. About 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Capital: Teheran.
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Contemporary Examples of teheran
I know that the Green Wave has established contacts with members of the clergy in Qom and Teheran.Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mansour Osanloo and Regime Change in Iran
March 5, 2013
Historical Examples of teheran
On December 13 I arrived at Teheran, having driven 800 miles in a month.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
I valued this bracelet; it had been brought to me from Teheran.Samuel Brohl & Company
Our officials hail from the Foreign Office and belong to the legation of Teheran.Southern Arabia
Before reaching Teheran I had a journey of eleven days yet before me.
I came back to Teheran at last, in the middle of January, 1863.
- a republic in SW Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf: a monarchy until an Islamic revolution in 1979 headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini when the Shah was obliged to leave the country. Consists chiefly of a high central desert plateau almost completely surrounded by mountains, a semitropical fertile region along the Caspian coast, and a hot and dry area beside the Persian Gulf. Oil is the most important export. Official language: Persian (Iranian or Farsi). Official religion: Muslim majority. Currency: rial. Capital: Tehran. Pop: 79 853 900 (2013 est). Area: 1 647 050 sq km (635 932 sq miles)Former name (until 1935): Persia Official name: Islamic Republic of Iran See also Persian Empire
from Persian Iran, from Middle Persian Ērān "(land) of the Iranians," genitive plural of ēr- "an Iranian," from Old Iranian *arya- (Old Persian ariya-, Avestan airya-) "Iranian", from Indo-Iranian *arya- or *ārya- (see Aryan), a self-designation, perhaps meaning "compatriot." In 1935 the government of Reza Shah Pahlavi requested governments with which it had diplomatic relations to call his country Iran, after the indigenous name, rather than the Greek-derived Persia.
Capital of Iran and the largest city in the country; located in northern Iran.