Photo of the Day: A View from Tehran, Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran with an estimated population of 8,429,807. It is Iran’s largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world’s 19th largest city by population. The city is home to many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. In 2008 Tehran was the least expensive capital in the world and only the second least expensive city globally based on the cost-of-living index; however, prices have dramatically increased during the past years.
Due to long history of Iran, there have been many instances of capital city relocations over the ages and Tehran, currently is the 32nd national capital of Iran. The native language of the city is the Tehrani accent of Persian, with 98% native speakers and the majority of people in Tehran identify as Persians.