Saturday, May 7, 2016

Isfahan

Time in Isfahan

08:11:56pm
weather of Isfahan

24oC

Rokan Sarā,IR
  • Clouds

    broken clouds
  • 2.1m/s

    80o

  • 69%

    1018 hPa


Conuntry : Iran
Language : Persian
Population :
Area : 493.82 km2 (190.66 sq mi)
Currency : RIAL
Isfahan, The Pearl of Tourism

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

Today Isfahan, the third largest city in Iran, produces fine carpets, textiles, steel, handicrafts, specific sweet and traditional delicious foods. Isfahan also has nuclear experimental reactors as well as facilities for producing nuclear fuel (UCF). Isfahan has one of the largest steel-producing facilities in the entire region, as well as facilities for producing special alloys.

The city has an international airport and is in the final stages of constructing its first Metro line.

Isfahan hosted the International Physics Olympiad in 2007.

The Zayande River starts in the Zagros Mountains, flows from west to east through the heart of Isfahan, and dries up in the Gavkhooni wetland.

The bridges over the river include some of the finest architecture in Isfahan. The oldest bridge is the Shahrestan bridge or "Pol-e Shahrestan", whose foundations was built by theSasanian Empire (3rd-7th century Sassanid era) and has been repaired during the Seljuk period.

The next bridge is the "Pol-e Chubi". It was originally built as an aqueduct to supply the palace gardens on the north bank of the river. Further upstream again is the Si-o-Seh Pol or bridge of 33 arches. Built during the rule of Shah Abbas the Great, it linked Isfahan with the Armenian suburb of New Julfa. It is by far the longest bridge in Isfahan at 295 m (967.85 ft).

Other bridges include:

•    Isfahan is famous for its beryouni. This dish is made of baked mutton and lungs that are minced and then cooked in a special small pan over open fire with a pinch of cinnamon. Beryouni is generally eaten with a certain type of bread, taftoon, although it can also be served with other breads.

•    Gaz – the name given to Persian nougat using the sap collected from angebin, a plant from the tamarisk family found only on the outskirts of Isfahan. It is mixed with various ingredients including rosewater, pistachio and almond kernels and saffron.

Isfahan is twinned with:

•    Baalbek,   Lebanon

•    Barcelona,   Spain

•    Kathmandu,     Nepal

•    Cairo,   Egypt

•    Dakar,   Senegal

•    Florence,   Italy

•    Freiburg,   Germany

•    Havana,   Cuba

•    Iaşi,   Romania

•    Istanbul,   Turkey

•    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia

•    Kuwait City,   Kuwait

•    Lahore,   Pakistan

•    Saint Petersburg,   Russia

•    Venice,   Italy

•    Xi'an, Shaanxi,   China

•    Yerevan,   Armenia (1995)


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