A comprehensive database containing all the cities and administrative regions from Iran. It also has natural places and famous Iranian spots. All data can be accessed by REST APIs and GraphQL. Data source: GeoNames.
Iran is the Islamic Republic in the Persian Gulf, and it is related to the historical values of the time of the Persian Empire. The capital of the country was found in the 6th century BC by the Darius. However, the modern capital of Iran is Tehran. It is the home to the opulent Palace of Golestan. Additionally, it has several other landmarks like the Cajar Dynasty's seat and the Milad Tower that is 435 meters high.
If we look at the world's growth rates, Iran is the place that has one of the highest growth rates. The significant differences can be seen from the years 1950 to 2002 during this period; the urban population of Iran increased from 27 per cent to 60 per cent. However, some international organizations like the United Nations organization predict that this will increase and about 80 per cent of the population will be living in urban areas by the year 2030.
Tehran is the place with most of the population in Iran. It has about 8.7 million residents and contains about 11 per cent of the total population of Iran. The trend of settling near the cities is very hot, and most of the immigrants are settled near the following cities of Iran.
Tehran is also the hub of the transport network and the country's communication networks.
Mashhad is the second-largest city in Iran containing a population of about 3 million. It is also one of the most attractive cities for tourists because of its religious values and atmosphere.
Isfahan is the third-largest city of Iran with a population of 1.9 million that was counted in 2016. It is one of the most industrial cities in Iran, and it also hosts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
According to the population, the fourth-largest city in Iran in Karaj, which has a total population of about 1.6 million. It is also the capital of the Alborz province of Iran, and the city is only 20 km away from the capital of Iran, Tehran. The less distance between the two cities and the increased importance of Karaj is letting it become an extension of the capital Tehran's metropolitan.
The fifth most populous city of Iran is Shiraz. This city has a population of about 1.57 million, and it is located in the southwest of Iran. It is the city in Iran that has a moderate climate throughout the year, and this is also the trade centre of Iran. It is one of Iran's oldest cities, and it is known because of its historical relation to the poets and literature. This city is also one of the major cities of Iran's electronic industries.
The database contains all the information about all different cities, towns, and villages in Iran. The data here is organized in the form of ways, and each of the rows contains the information in the following way.
The best thing about this database is that it comes with the ready to use APIs. These ready-to-use APIs make it very easy for the developers to access the information present in the database. Additionally, it brings the following benefits for the developers as well.
Many different types of APIs can be used to access the data from the dataset. However, here we have mentioned some of the examples of those APIs.
To gather the data for this dataset, the following sources are used.
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