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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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Generally, how do you find the city of Isfahan as a historical and cultural city?
The Austrian President Fischer is also to visit historical and cultural sites in the city of Isfahan, central Iran.
AbduMunim bin Mansour al-Hassani, Minister of Information, Head of the Sultanate's delegation participating as a guest of honor at the Tehran International Book Fair at its twenty-eighth session paid today a visit to the City of Isfahan.
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The eyebrow-raising remarks surfaced in a Times of London story that reported satellite images showing smoke billowing from the uranium enrichment facility in the city of Isfahan.
Monday's blast in western Iran damaged a key nuclear facility in the city of Isfahan.