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Isfahan

[ is-fuh-hahn ]

noun

  1. a city in central Iran: the capital of Persia from the 16th into the 18th century.


Isfahan

/ ˌɪsfəˈhɑːn /

noun

  1. a city in central Iran: the second largest city in the country; capital of Persia in the 11th century and from 1598 to 1722. Pop: 1 547 000 (2005 est) Ancient nameAspadanaˌæspəˈdɑːnə


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Zealots on motorcycles are throwing acid at women whose veils are deemed too loose in the ancient city of Isfahan.

But the people of Isfahan are talking, and some are feeling decidedly anxious and worried.

Pakzad is referring to the head of Ansar-e-Hezbollah in Isfahan, who denies having heard the news.

Sara, 21 years old, lives in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan, close to Jolfa, the Christian quarter.

In general, Isfahan authorities have been unwilling to speak on the matter.

After a perilous journey they reached Isfahan, and received an honourable welcome from the prince.

I occupied in Isfahan the same lodgings as my fellow-traveller, the singer of elegies.

The two towers are on the mosque of the village of Khaledan, about an hour's distance from Isfahan.

We left Isfahan at last, and proceeded on our way in the direction of the mountains lying to the south.

I found the middle classes of Isfahan to be remarkably cultivated.

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