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[1] Velenjak (Persian: ولنجک‎) is an affluent neighbourhood, northwest of Tehran, in Iran.

Velenjak is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Tehran
A view of Tehran, in the foreground is the Velenjak neighborhood.


ٰVelenjak (Also Called Roof of Tehran) is located in the Shemiran area in the northernmost part of Tehran, on the slopes of the Alborz mountain range. It is known for its landscapes, mild climate, mountain air, springs, and wildlife and is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Tehran.[citation needed]

Velenjak is located adjacent to the Tochal Complex, a ski resort area with a gondola lift up to Mount Tochal. Tochal is one of biggest tourist destinations in Alborz Mountain adjacent to Velenjak.[citation needed] People walk up Tochal during the night time, it has many restaurants and coffee shops, with views of the city from the top.

Borje Milad is the seventeenth tallest freestanding structure and the sixth tallest tower in the world. It has twelve floors and was opened in 2008. The tower also has a views of Tehran.

Another landmark not too far from Velenjak is the Azadi Tower. The Azadi Tower means "Tower of Freedom". It was built to commemorate the 2, 500 years of the Persian Empire in 1971. It is a huge landmark in the capital of Tehran located in Azadi Square.

Visitors can also buy balal (grilled corn) which is found in the streets and parks.[citation needed]

Velenjak houses a large number of foreign residents, particularly people of South Korean descent who work in the finance and industrial firms throughout Tehran.[citation needed] Many embassies are located in Velenjak, including the embassies of Brunei, Côte d'Ivoire, Malaysia, Serbia and Montenegro, Algeria, and numerous ambassadorial residences. Shahid Beheshti University and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, are also located in this area.

The University of Shahid Beheshti is located in Velenjak. It is known for its engineering program. The university also has Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Science programs.

The singer Benyamin Bahadori has stated that he is from Velenjak in an interview with Radio Javan.

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Coordinates: IR_type: city_source: GNS-enwiki 35°49′N 51°24′E / 35.817°N 51.400°E / 35.817; 51.400