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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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2 Shah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran (1611) With glittering mosaic tiles in seven colours and calligraphic inscriptions, it's one of the Islamic world's greatest buildings.
Pooya Naderi was born and raised in the historically significant city of Esfahan, Iran. He traveled to France to pursue a master's degree, and he is now working on his Ph.D.
Reza Jafari, Esfahan Health Research Station, National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran.
Corresponding Author: Ahmadreza Hamsian, Department of Political science, Esfahan University, Esfahan, Iran
[3] Obstetrics and Gynecologist, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran. [4] Department of Community Health, Sharekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
Rassouli, who is Sufi, is inspired by the mystic poets Rumi and Hafez, whose verses were his nursery rhymes as a child growing up in Esfahan, Iran. As the great Sufis before him did, he is able to free his mind and allow his art to become a form of worship.
The three ranking points that he earned while winning at the F1 and F2 ITF Futures in Esfahan, Iran hoisted him up to a career-high singles ranking of 1263 at the beginning of September.