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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
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(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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Karyosystemic and morphometric characterization of Rhombomys opimus and Meriones libycus, the main reservoir hosts of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the endemic foci of Isfahan Provinces, Iran.
Iran has hanged five people, including a man convicted of a murder he committed when he was 15, the latest in a series of executions that have drawn international criticism.Reza Hejazi, 20, was hangedAa in the central city of Isfahan for stabbing his friend to death when he was 15."Reza was hanged inside the prison in Isfahan on Tuesday at dawn," said his lawyer Mohammad Mostafai.Major human rights groups appealed to Iran in July to stop imposing the death penalty for crimes by juveniles and to commute sentences against nearly 140 youths known to be on death row.
The Farsi version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory was administered to a sample of undergraduate students (N = 727, 403 female, 324 male), using random stratified sampling of Isfahan universities.
A total of $130 million worth of various products were traded between the two countries, he said in an interview with IRNA in Isfahan. He referred to the historic relation between Iran and his country and how Islam had strengthened this tie.
Vice President Gholamreza Aghaza-deh, who is also the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said the state had kept the uranium hexafluoride gas, or UF-6, in underground tunnels at a facility in Isfahan to protect it from any possible attack.
Now what we have to do first of all is to understand the difference between traditional technologies, which were an extension of our hands, senses, and other parts of our body and which, like the body, were subservient to the soul, and the modern machine which dominates over the human being; an example may explain this: if you were to go to a part of the Muslim world where we still have traditional craftsmen, let us say Isfahan, Fez, Damascus, or somewhere like that, you will see a person sitting with a simple hammer and a simple chisel and producing remarkable geometric patterns in stucco, stone, or wood.
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the Happiness Skills among students of universities in Isfahan city.
Iran has begun processing a new batch of uranium at its Isfahan nuclear plant despite U.S.
Earlier this month a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator, Hosein Mousavian, said on TV that Tehran had exploited the two years of negotiations with the EU to refine some of its nuclear activities at Natanz and the uranium conversion centre at Isfahan. "The regime adopted a twofold policy here", he said.
Finnish engineering and consulting company Jaakko Poyry Group Oyj said on Friday (1 July) that its Energy business group, Electrowatt-Ekono, had been awarded a contract from Isfahan Water Board for the design and preparation of tender documents for a 120m high Kouhrang double curved arch dam and its appurtenant structures in Iran.
From Isfahan through Samarkand to the Taj Mahal, the luxurious `Persian style' took Islamic art to new aesthetic heights.
A Ukrainian airliner with 46 passengers and crew on board crashed in the central Iranian province Isfahan on Monday, the Iranian media said.