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 (ĕs′fə-hän′) or Is·fa·han (ĭs′-)
A city of central Iran south of Tehran. An ancient town and capital of Persia from 1598 to 1722, it was long noted for its fine carpets and silver filigree.


(Placename) a variant of Isfahan
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Noun1.Esfahan - city in central IranEsfahan - 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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President Fischer told reporters during his visit of an ancient square in Isfahan city, after his visit to Tehran, that he had good meetings with high-ranking Iranian officials and major steps were taken to expand bilateral economic relations, specially in the field of tourism.
They will familiarise the participants with the experience of Isfahan City for Science and Technology, one of the largest and oldest, scientific cities in Iran.
Speaking to reporters in Isfahan city, Larijani answered a question on the movement of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization and Turkey's conduct concerning it by saying "Their goals can't be easily realized as they are not strongly grounded in terms of the international rules.
The Armenians' compulsory migration by the order of King Abbas I (Safavid Dynasty) at early 16th AD century is one of these types of immigrations and serves as the most distinct examples of such effects that had several major mutual impacts on Armenians' culture and architecture and Isfahan City due to the existing religious and cultural differences.
Nisar Ahmad Haris, a lawmaker from Kabul, told the upper house that the six Afghans were hanged till death two days ago in Isfahan city of Iran on drug smuggling charges.
TEHRAN, Feb 8, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay visited Isfahan city of Iran on Sunday.
Isfahan City Center includes of a collection of WTC and IFC towers, 5 star and 3 star hotels, hypermarket, IMAX theaters, amusement park, food court, international restaurants and a shopping mall and in this way it is regarded as the greatest and most equipped trade center in the Middle East to open a widow from Iran to the trade world.
It doesnAEt cost that amount of money when created in Isfahan city in Iran.