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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.
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(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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The prosecutor in Esfahan announced May 14 that women have been banned from cycling in public, saying it was "haram," or prohibited under Islam.
I'VE heard good things about Esfahan from travelers I've met before in Iran.
Daelim Industrial said Friday that it has canceled the refinery project with Esfahan Oil Refining Company.
A factory in the central province of Yazd has produced yellowcake from uranium ore and has delivered the product to a Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in the city of Esfahan, ISNA news agency reported.
Under a contract signed in September 2013, Sinopec has led a $1.5bn expansion of the Esfahan refinery in partnership with a South Korean company.
In the 17th century, the Safavid Shah Abbas transferred more than 300,000 Armenians from Armenia to Esfahan, with aim of renovating the city and creating a new social mix-up, he said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Esfahan Petrochemical Company (EPC) exported more than 43 million dollars of petrochemical products in the first half of the current year (March 21-Sept 22), the firm's CEO said.
Muscat, March 3 (ONA) The seminar organized by the Scientific Areas Department, in charge of "Innovation Complex Muscat" project at the Research Council, in collaboration with Esfahan Science and Technology City, started at Grand Hormuz Hotel today under the auspices of Dr.
Bijan Saadi of Esfahan Hakimi Carpets, which had four bejewelled carpets on display, said: "We have focused on the ancient door frames of Iran.
A study was conducted from January 2011 to January 2012 to introduce a new alternative rodenticide to control the reservoirs of ZCL in hyperendemic focus of Esfahan. The effect of this operation on the vector density and the incidence of the disease were also studied.