|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 Meydān-e Āzādi), formerly known as Shahyad Square (Persian: میدان شهیاد Meydān-e Shahyād), 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 centre of the square.
Before the Iranian Revolution in 1979, it was called the Shahyad Square (میدان شهیاد Meydān e Ŝahyād), meaning "Shah's Memorial Square", 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.
- 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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