Isfahan City

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Isfahan historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, situated about 340 kilometers (211 miles) south of Tehran. Isfahan is located on the main Iran north–south and east–west junction, and was once one of the largest cities in the world. It prospered from 1050 to 1722, mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries in the Safavid dynasty. Even today, the city maintains much of its past glory. It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. As the Persian adage goes “Isfahan, Half of the world”, is the visitors and tourist reflection the world over since its majestic historic time up until today.

The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city plazas in the world. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments, sites and is known for the paintings, history and architecture.

Isfahan magnificent historical monuments mesmerize the Spectator in such a way that even for indigenous population are not only are not lackluster, but still so invigorating to find new amazing hidden secretes every time, so the nickname “ Isfahan, Half of the world” is justified.

The Greater Isfahan area had a population of 3,793,104 in the 2011 Census one of the most populous metropolitan areas . The Isfahan city center is also the 5th largest shopping mall in the world, which is located in this city, mixing the traditional Isfahan architecture with the modern one.