Islamic Republic Of Iran
300 km²
The city is located in the lush plain of the Zayanderud River, at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range. The nearest mountain is Mount Soffeh (Kuh-e Soffeh) which is situated just south of Isfahan. No geological obstacles exist within 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Isfahan, allowing cool northern winds to blow from this direction. Situated at 1,590 metres (5,217 ft) above sea level on the eastern side of the Zagros Mountains, Isfahan has an arid climate (Köppen BSk). Despite its altitude, Isfahan remains hot during the summer with maxima typically around 35 °C (95 °F). However, with low humidity and moderate temperatures at night, the climate can be very pleasant. During the winter, days are mild while nights can be very cold. Snow has occurred at least once every winter except 1986/1987 and 1989/1990.
2 million
Isfahan is the capital of isfahan province with 300 km2 area and 2 million citizens. it's first constructions were built in 600 years before Christ. In sasanid era the army's gathering place, as the name of the city originates from. Isfahan flourished in safavid era. A city full of various gardens as one of the biggest rivers in Iran passes through the city. Its historical - architectural sites belongs to various eras from Ilam civilization like the fire temple till now. Every construction is composed of art, architectury and culture of specific dynasties, which were well decorated by the visual beauties. That is why it is called the half of the world in the aspects of being beautiful. The city is famous for its tall minarets and torquis mosques well designed to exhibit the glory and greatness of the kingdoms and their science to make such magnificent structures. The minarets belong to the first centuries of Islam , were used as indications for caravans inorder to get to the city. the historical bridges ( such as Shahrestan which was built in sasanid era ) were built with efficient attractive architectury. Sheikh Lotf al lah mosque (1011 - 1028 ) , a no minarets mosque, despite other mosques , with its master piece art and achitectur, would take most of attentions. Ali Ghapoo palace (1000 - 1006 ) with its beautiful tucco and designs in music hall is an empossed work in Naghshe Jahan square, which is the world's heritage site, and componds of architectural art and Islamic - Iranian crafts. Shah Abbas the first ordered to built the second biggest squares in the world, Naghshe Jahan, in 1591 - 1602 as a cultural, social, economic, political center in isfahan . Atigh mosque is one of the biggest mosques in the world, Gheisarieh Bazaar ( 1619 ) Shaking minarets ( 1316 ) , various gardens, handicrafts, traditional arts, houses and churches. ... are places worth visiting in isfahan. As a foreign tourist in Iran it is reachly recommended to visit.