|Former name(s)||Shahyad Square|
|Area||50,000 m2 (540,000 sq ft)|
|North||Mohammad Ali Jenah Expressway|
|West||Karaj Makhsus (Special) Road|
Azadi Square (Persian: میدان آزادی Meydāne Āzādi), formerly known as Shahyad Square (Persian: میدان شهیاد Meydāne Ŝahyād), is a city square in Tehran, Iran. It is the site for Azadi Tower. Both Azadi Tower and Square were commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to mark the 2,500th year of the foundation of the Imperial State of Iran.
The 50-m Azadi Tower is in the center of the square.The design of the tower and the surrounding area is based on the Iranian-Islamic authentic architecture.The fountain design is inspired by Iranian gardens, and the slope of the square is carefully designed for a special purpose.
Before the Iranian Revolution in 1979, it was called the Shahyad Square (میدان شهیاد Meydāne Ŝahyād), meaning "Shah's Memorial Square", and was the site of many of the Revolution's demonstrations leading up to 12 December 1979.Every year, Iranians celebrate the victory of their revolution in the Azadi Square. Also, One of the famous concert halls in the capital is the Freedom Tower
- From north: Mohammad Ali Jenah Expressway
- From west: Karaj Makhsus (Special) Road
- From southwest: Mehrabad Airport entrance road
- From south: Saidi Expressway
- From east: Azadi Street
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