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[:ar][:fa][:es]Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.[:][:][:]

Iranians Break World Record in Online Census

Iranians’ participation in the country’s first online census has been unprecedented in the world, Iran’s ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said.

Tehran’s Towers: How Iranian Capital Embraced Bold Architecture

From its iconic Azadi (freedom) tower, which has ridden out a revolution, an eight-year war and innumerable protest rallies, to the elegant museum of contemporary art or the city theatre, Tehran has long been home to a brand of wacky, yet distinctively Iranian, contemporary buildings.

Iran’s First Online Census Gets into High Gear

Iranians have begun taking part in the country’s first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was “unprecedented”.

Why Falafel Is So Popular in Iran

Falafel is a frugal way of eating for the middle and working class and has become very popular in Iran. But is it just so popular because of its low cost?

Child Labour in Iranian Capital

The Young Journalists’ Club (YJC) has released photos of innocent children selling flowers near the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran, capital of Iran.    
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4,000 Doctors Visit Patients for Free on National Doctors’ Day

Thousands of Iranian doctors have been providing citizens of Tehran with free medical services on August 22, the National Doctors’ Day, which is annually marked on the birthday anniversary of renowned Iranian polymath and doctor Avicenna.
Abandoned Telephone in Iran

Abandoned Telephone Booth Changed into Aquarium

The municipality of Iran’s northern city of Rasht, in a creative move, turned one of the city’s old public telephone booths into an aquarium that has grabbed the attention of foreign media outlets.
World Conference of Mayors

World Conference of Mayors and Councillors Kicks Off in Tehran

The 1st ‘World Conference of Mayors and Councillors 2016’ was inaugurated at Tehran’s iconic Milad Tower on Wednesday, July 20, with President Hassan Rouhani and over 2,000 participants in attendance.

Funds Designated for Improving Public Transportation Quality

As part of a one-year plan to tackle pollution in large cities, a 22-trillion-rial ($6.3 billion) fund has been allocated to upgrade the public transport fleet in metropolises like Tehran. The plan, which lays out the government’s one-year targets to battle air pollution, was approved last month and was recently communicated to the relevant bodies.

Tehran Municipality to Enhance Disability Services

Tehran Municipality is attempting to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the urban development of the capital.

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