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15% of Tehran Residents Live in Distressed Urban Areas

15% of Tehran Residents Live in Distressed Urban Areas15% of Tehran Residents Live in Distressed Urban Areas

A considerable area of Iran's capital city comprises distressed areas that house 15% of all its residents, an official with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development said.
"About 3,268 hectares of Tehran's total area are considered distressed urban areas that consist of 15% of Tehran's population," Nader Mohammadzadeh, deputy general for roads and urban development at the ministry, said, adding that 85% of all distressed urban areas are located in the southern parts of the city.
"About 14,792 hectares of Tehran's total area, which are equal to 24% of the city, are unsustainable areas in which 37% of the city's total population live," he was also quoted as saying by the ministry's official news website.

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