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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital of Persia, stands on a plain near the Elburz Mountains, 70 m. S. of the Caspian Sea; is surrounded by a bastioned rampart and ditch, 10 m. in circumference, and entered by 12 gateways; much of it is of modern construction and handsomely laid out with parks, wide streets, and imposing buildings, notable among which are the shah's palace and the British Legation, besides many of the bazaars and wealthy merchant's houses; heat during the summer drives the court, foreign embassies, and others to the cooler heights in the N.; staple industries are the manufactures of carpets, silks, cottons, &c.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Teheran'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/teheran.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.