Azadi Square

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Azadi (Liberty) Square
میدان آزادی
Meydān-e Āzādi
Azadi Square in Tehran, Iran.jpg
Azadi Square, 2013
Former name(s) Shahyad Square
Area 50,000 m²
Location Tehran, , Iran
Coordinates 35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333Coordinates: 35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333
North Mohammad Ali Jenah Expressway
East Azadi Street
South Saidi Expressway
West Karaj Makhsus (Special) Road
Other
Designer Hossein Amanat

Azadi Square (Persian: میدان آزادی‎, Meydān-e Āzādi, English: Liberty Square) is a city square in Tehran, Iran.

It has an area of about 50,000 m2, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in Tehran and the second largest in Iran, being smaller than Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan.

The 50 m Azadi Tower is in the centre of the square.

It was called Shahyad (Persian: شهیاد‎; literally "Remembrance of the Shahs (Kings)") Square before the Iranian Revolution, and was the site of many of the Revolution's demonstrations leading up to 12 December 1979. The square was again the site of mass opposition during the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests.[1]

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