Tehran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran’s largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia. The city is home to many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. However, modern structures, notably Azadi (Freedom) Tower and the Milad Tower, have come to symbolize the city.
Although a variety of unofficial languages are spoken, roughly 99% of the population understand and speak Persian. The majority of people in Tehran identify themselves as Persians
Average summer temperatures exceed 38 °C (100.4 °F). The annual precipitation ranges from 135 to 355 mm (5.3 to 14.0 in). For 10 Day weather forecast for Tehran Please visit:
The “RIAL” is the currency of Iran. Although the “TOMAN” is no longer an official unit of Iranian currency, Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in “tomans”. For this purpose, one “toman” equals 10 rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in rials. For example, the sign next to a loaf of bread in a store would state the price in rials, e.g., “10,000 Rials,” even though the clerk, if asked, would say that the bread costs “1,000 tomans.”
The standard electrical voltage in Iran is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Travelers may need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment to three-pronged UK-style plug.
Transportation around Tehran
Tehran is the hub of almost all bus, train and air services. Every town and city of any size is directly linked to Tehran – always by bus, usually by air and increasingly by train too. Tickets from Tehran can sell fast so book as soon as you know when you’re leaving.