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    میدان آزادی


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    Azadi Square (Persian for freedom) is a city square and International symbol of the city of Tehran.It has an area of about 50,000 m2, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in Tehran and the second largest in Iran, being smaller than Naghshejahan Square in Isfahan.The 50 m Azadi Tower is in the centre of the square.Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad (Persian for memorial of Shah) Tower but was dubbed Azadi after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Originally intended to remind coming generations of the achievements of modern Iran under the Pahlavi dynasty, it has become a symbol of the country's revival. It is completely clad in cut marble.Shahyad was the site of many of the Revolution's demonstrations. The square was again the site of mass opposition during the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests. (Wikipedia) - Azadi Square Azadi (Liberty) Square Former name(s) Area Location Coordinates North East South West Other Designer
    میدان آزادی
    Meydān-e Āzādi
    Azadi Square, 2013
    Shahyad Square
    50,000 m²
    Tehran, , Iran
    35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333Coordinates: 35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333
    Mohammad Ali Jenah Expressway
    Azadi Street
    Saidi Expressway
    Karaj Makhsus (Special) Road
    Hossein Amanat

    Azadi Square (Persian: میدان آزادی‎, Meydān-e Āzādi, English: Liberty Square) is a city square in Tehran, Iran.

    It has an area of about 50,000 m2, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in Tehran and the second largest in Iran, being smaller than Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan.

    The 50 m Azadi Tower is in the centre of the square.

    It was called Shahyad (Persian: شهیاد‎; literally "Remembrance of the Shahs (Kings)") Square before the Iranian Revolution, 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.

    Contents
    • 1 Roads
      • 1.1 Public Transportation
    • 2 See also
    • 3 References

    Roads
    • 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
    Public Transportation
    • Tehran BRT Line 1, 2, 10
    • Meydan-e Azadi Metro Station
    • <Azadi Square (Persian for freedom) is a city square and International symbol of the city of Tehran.It has an area of about 50,000 m2, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in Tehran and the second largest in Iran, being smaller than Naghshejahan Square in Isfahan.The 50 m Azadi Tower is in the centre of the square.Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad (Persian for memorial of Shah) Tower but was dubbed Azadi after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Originally intended to remind coming generations of the achievements of modern Iran under the Pahlavi dynasty, it has become a symbol of the country's revival. It is completely clad in cut marble.Shahyad was the site of many of the Revolution's demonstrations. The square was again the site of mass opposition during the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests. (Wikipedia) - Azadi Square Azadi (Liberty) Square Former name(s) Area Location Coordinates North East South West Other Designer
      میدان آزادی
      Meydān-e Āzādi
      Azadi Square, 2013
      Shahyad Square
      50,000 m²
      Tehran, , Iran
      35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333Coordinates: 35°41′N 51°20′E / 35.683°N 51.333°E / 35.683; 51.333
      Mohammad Ali Jenah Expressway
      Azadi Street
      Saidi Expressway
      Karaj Makhsus (Special) Road
      Hossein Amanat

      Azadi Square (Persian: میدان آزادی‎, Meydān-e Āzādi, English: Liberty Square) is a city square in Tehran, Iran.

      It has an area of about 50,000 m2, plus adjacent areas, and is the largest square in Tehran and the second largest in Iran, being smaller than Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan.

      The 50 m Azadi Tower is in the centre of the square.

      It was called Shahyad (Persian: شهیاد‎; literally "Remembrance of the Shahs (Kings)") Square before the Iranian Revolution, 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.

      Contents
      • 1 Roads
        • 1.1 Public Transportation
      • 2 See also
      • 3 References

      Roads
      • 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
      Public Transportation

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