Brief information about the Isfahan
It's situated 406 kilometres (252 miles) south of Tehran, and is the capital of Isfahan Province.
Isfahan has a population of approximately 2.0 million, which makes it the third biggest city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad, but was once among the biggest cities on the planet. As it's situated at the junction of both and east-west routes that traverse Iran isfahan is a significant city.
Isfahan flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty as it became the capital of Persia under Shah Abbas the Great for the next time in its history, especially from 1050 to 1722. Even now the city retains much of its past glory.
It's famous because of its structure, expansive boulevards, covered bridges, deserts mosques, and minarets. Isfahan also has many historic buildings, buildings, paintings and artefacts. The fame of Isfahan led to the Persian pun and proverb "Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast": Isfahan is half (of) the world.
The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is among the largest city squares in the world. UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site.