According to new data released by New Towns Development Company, the population of the new town Eyvanaki increased by 22—the smallest rise—and that of Parand grew by 18,068—the largest rise—over last year. Both these towns are located near the capital city, Tehran.
At present, there are seven new towns with a population of around 100,000 people, news.mrud.ir reported.
Experts estimate that the population of new towns in Iran will exceed 1 million by the end of the current fiscal year (March 19, 2020), while the overall population is estimated to increase to 1.3 million in the fiscal 2021-22 and over 2.5 million in the fiscal 2026-27.
The number of residents of new towns has increased by about 40,298 on average between the fiscal 1996-97 and 2018-19.
- source : Financial Tribune