Vanak Square

میدان ونک

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Vanak Square Definition

A famous square in northern Tehran located in Vanak district. It was one of villages of the historical Rhagae and Vanak is mentioned several times in histroical records. Mirza Mostofiolmamalek bought it from Naseroddin Shah and did some improvements by establishing new Qanats. Once an Armenian district, there are remains of an Armenian castle and cemetry, also the famous Ararat Sports club. (Wikipedia) - Vanak   (Redirected from Vanak Square) For other uses, see Vanak (disambiguation).
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Vanak (Persian: ونک‎) is a neighbourhood in the northern part of Tehran, capital of Iran and there is a square and a street named after it. The word Vanak means "Small (Oak) Tree" in Persian.

The name derives from the original older village of Vanak (Deh-e Vanak) in the area, and today there is also a square called Vanak nearby. Vanak is one of the important junctures in Tehran and the midpoint for some of the city''s highways such as the Jahan-Kudak (now Haghani), Chamran, Hemmat and Modarres.

A small Armenian community has lived near the Vanak village for a very long time. Today the Ararat Sports Complex is the largest sports complex of Armenian Iranians. The complex located near Vanak square.

Vanak is an affluent neighbourhood with highrise commercial buildings, a golf course, chic cafés and malls, and a funfair called Funfair which has not been in operation since 1995.

Mostowfi ol-Mamalek, a former prime minister of Persia is buried in a private residence in Vanak neighbourhood .

Other places with the same name in Iran

There is a village with the same name in Farahan (Ashtian) in Markazi Province. Probably Mirza Hassan Ashtiani Mostowfi ol-Mamalek is from this village.

In addition there is another town with the same name (Vanak) near Semirom in Isfahan Province.

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Coordinates: 35°45′35″N 51°23′43″E / 35.75972°N 51.39528°E / 35.75972; 51.39528

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