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From Wikipedia ( View original Wikipedia Article ) Last modified on 12 September 2012 

Persian shops along Westwood Boulevard in South Westwood. Westwood is also known as "Little Persia".
Tehrangeles is a portmanteau deriving from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and Los Angeles. It is used when referring to the large number (estimates range from 700,000 to 800,000) of former Iranian nationals and their descendants residing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; it is the largest such population outside of Iran.
In common usage, it usually refers to the proportionally larger Persian-American subset of Iranian immigrants, many of whom are second generation citizens.
This area is now officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles as "Persian Square".

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