Greater Tehran

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Greater Tehran
تهران بزرگ
کلانشهر تهران · Tehran Metropolis
[[File:|Azadi Tower|266px]]
Milad Tower seen from Parkway Shemiran
Abrisham (Silk) Bridge Tehran.jpg Kakh Shahrbani
Golestan Palace Mount Tochal seen from Modarres Expressway
Tehran skyline view from top of Milad Tower
Clockwise from top: Azadi Tower, Shemiran, Ab o Atash Park, Mount Tochal seen from Modarres Expressway, Shams ol Emareh, Ferdows Garden, and Milad Tower seen from Parkway.
Carte Topo Region Teheran.png
Greater Tehran is located in Iran
Greater Tehran
Greater Tehran
Coordinates: 35°41′46″N 51°25′23″E / 35.69611°N 51.42306°E / 35.69611; 51.42306Coordinates: 35°41′46″N 51°25′23″E / 35.69611°N 51.42306°E / 35.69611; 51.42306
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Tehran
Bakhsh Central
 • Urban 730 km2 (280 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,274 km2 (492 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 to 1,980 m (3,900 to 6,470 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Density 11,354.6/km2 (29,408.3/sq mi)
 • Urban 8,293,140[1]
 • Metro 14,505,904[1]
 • Population Rank in Iran 1st
  Population Data from 2011 Census
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+04:30)
Area code(s) 021
Municipal Districts of Tehran covering counties of Tehran Province

Greater Tehran is the metropolitan urban area in Tehran Province that covers the contiguous cities of Tehran, Ray, Shemiranat, and other areas.

As of 2012, greater Tehran hosts a population of close to 14 million residents.[2]

Greater Tehran was formed in 1973 to include the villages surrounding the city of Tajrish (Evin, Darakeh, Niyavaran, Rostan Abad, Gholhak, Zargandeh, Elahiyeh, Davoudiyeh, Zarrabkhaneh) and the cities of Vanak and Rey to which “Kooye Siman” had been annexed during the years 1956 to 1966. At that time, the population of the conurbation was 4.5 million people.[3] The rapid population growth, fueled by migration and fast population growth in Iran, has been slowing down since the 1990s. This can be attributed to the changes in Family planning.

Map of Tehran Metropolis[edit]

Tehran metropolis is situated mostly in Tehran County, but also continues over some areas in Shemiranat County, Rey County, and Eslamshahr County, Damavand County, Firuzkuh County, Karaj County, Nazarabad County, Pakdasht County, Robat-Karim County, Savojbolagh County, Varamin County and Shahriar County.