It is located in the north of the country, on a plateau, at the foot of the Alborz Mountains (also called Elbourz), specifically between coordinates 35°41’46″N 51°25’23″E at an altitude of 1,191 meters above sea level and covering an area of 716.9 km2.
Due to its population (8,429,807 inhabitants as estimated from 2010) it is listed as one of the most important cities in the Islamic world along with Cairo, Istanbul, Karachi, Baghdad and Jakarta. It is important to note that more than half of the country’s industries are located there, mainly textiles, sugar, cement and motor vehicles, among others such as those linked to oil.
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