Tehran is the capitol and largest city of Iran, and the largest city in Western Asia.

The city was first settled in 6000 BC, then called Rey, which is now absorbed in Tehran's historic old town. Rey was destroyed by Mongol conquerors in the 1200's, and settled again by Afghans in 1722.

People Born in Tehran

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Tehran in People's Lives

Agatha Christie: I visited here while on an archaeological expedtion with my husband, in the 1930's.

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