Tehran (Persian: تهران, pronounced [tʰehˈɾɒn]) is the capital and largest city of I.R. Iran, and the administrative center of Tehran Province. Tehran is a sprawling city at the foot of the Tochal mountain range with an immense network of highways unparalleled in Western Asia. The city is famous for its numerous resorts on the Alborz slopes, large museums, art centers, and palace complexes.
Tehran’s climate is largely defined by its geographic location, with the towering Alborz Mountains to its North and the central desert to the South. It can be generally described as mild in the spring, hot and dry in the summer, pleasant in the autumn, and cold in the winter. As a large city with a significant differences in elevation among various districts, the weather is often cooler in the hilly north as compared to the flat southern part of Tehran. Summer is usually hot and dry with very little rain, but relative humidity is generally low and the nights are cool. The majority of the light annual precipitation occurs from late-autumn to mid-spring, but no one month is particularly wet. The hottest month is July (mean minimum temperature 23°C, mean maximum temperature 36°C) and the coldest is January (mean minimum temperature -1°C, mean maximum temperature 8°C).
Considering its geographical location and its past, Metropolis of Tehran is a very good place for tourism. Bazaar of Tehran, as a commercial centre, is very attractive and interesting with its architecture. Shahr Ray is considered the most important tourism centre in Tehran because of its long history. The two important ski tracks Dizin and Shemshak Towchal with their international fame are among the most important attractions of the capital of Iran. In addition, various museums, recreational centres, and natural resorts give a prominent appearance to Tehran.City Map
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