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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 general made the remarks in Isfahan City on Friday evening during a farewell ceremony held for those killed.
"If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them," he warned.The general made the remarks in Isfahan City on Friday evening during a farewell ceremony held for those killed.
Tabesh made the remarks in the closing ceremony of "Manifestation of Hope" and the second Youth Filmmaking Olympiad sections of Iran's 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth attended by Alireza Rezadad the Secretary of the event, Farideh Rooshan Head of Cultural, Social and Sports Commission of Isfahan City Council, Koroush Mohammadi a member of Isfahan City Council in this central province of Iran.
Local officials told Fars news agency that the plane was a training fighter and the pilots have been transferred to Isfahan city.
Zuma also is scheduled to visit Iran's Isfahan city on April 25.
The delegation's visit, overseen by Isfahan City for Science and Technology, will include a tour to the Innovation Complex to familiarize with the details of the complex's divisions, and the most important services it provides to researchers and innovators, as a an incubating scientific environment aimed at transforming ideas into tangable products that mimic reality.
A consignment of Russian yellowcake has entered Isfahan city, central Iran, and Iran's enriched uranium will be transported from Bushehr city to Russia aboard a Russian ship, Salehi said at a press conference on Wednesday.
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.
The aim of the present study is to investigate spatial distribution of urban land use in Zone Three of Isfahan city and determine the deficiencies and problems of its uses.
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.