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(ˌɪsfəˈhɑːn) or


(Placename) a city in central Iran: the second largest city in the country; capital of Persia in the 11th century and from 1598 to 1722. Pop: 1 547 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Aspadana


(ˌɪs fəˈhɑn)

also Ispahan

a city in central Iran: the capital of Persia from the 16th into the 18th century. 986,753.
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Noun1.Isfahan - city in central IranIsfahan - city in central Iran; former capital of Persia
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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Mayor of Mostar Ljubo Beslic and mayor of Isfahan Ghodratollah Norouzi signed in Iran an agreement on cultural and economic cooperation between the cities of Mostar and Isfahan.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed his condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani over the plane crash in the Zagros Mountains in the Isfahan Province.
An Aseman Airlines flight with 60 passengers and six crew on board crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Samirom, Isfahan province.
Iran's Aseman Airlines confirmed that its ATR 72-500 plane has crashed in southern Isfahan.
The official was dismissed for his ill behavior towards a journalist in Golpayegan," Director-General of public relations department of Isfahan Province's governor-general office Gholamreza Qa'ediha said.
In a visit to the medical centers of Isfahan, central Iran, she said each of the two countries should be able to offer its products in the other.
Iran has put into operation a 100kW solar power plant in Isfahan.
Iran has put into operation a 100-kilowatt solar power plant in Isfahan, a report said.
Kayson will reportedly collaborate with the French firm to develop Isfahan International Airport, in the central metropolis of Isfahana well-known destination among local and global travelers.
21 July 2016 - 12:54 Isfahan Nuclear zone equipped with Cyber security operation center the center is to address new threats against safety and security elements This center has been launched in order to address new threats and at the same time to enhance the safety and security levels of the nuclear site in Isfahan, said Asghar Zare'an, Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization in the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
Kashan and Isfahan, both situated in Isfahan province, are two cities that showcase some of the best traditional architectural sites that can be found in the country and perhaps the entire region.
For nearly 1,000 years Isfahan in Iran has been a sophisticated centre of learning and culture, welcoming visitors from far and wide.