Behesht-e Zahra , is the largest cemetery in Iran. Located in the southern part of metropolitan Tehran, it is connected to the city by a metro line. The cemetery has been one of the inspirations for the popular webcomic, Zahra's Paradise.
In the early 1950, all the cemeteries in Tehran were replaced by several large new ones outside the precincts of the capital. Behesht-e Zahran was built in 1951 near the City of Qom and Opened in 1952. The first person that buried in Behesht-e Zahra was Mohammad-Taghi Khial.
Many of the deceased soldiers of the Iran–Iraq War are buried there. A number of Iranian officials, including Ruhollah Khomeini (Leader of Iranian Revolution), Mohammad-Ali Rajai (Former President of Iran), Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Former Prime Minister) are also buried there.