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At the foot of the Mountains of the Zayende Rood in Iran is the city of Ishahan, the capital of a single province. It is 340 kilometers from the capital city of Tehran. The urban area covers an area of land that is covered by significant transport routes that cross the country in different directions. The eastern and northern parts of the city are located on low-lying plains, while the southern and western parts of Israqan lie on hilly terrain.

Ãœn the citys streets are adorned by numerous historic structures dating from the 11th to 19th centuries. Local inhabitants often call their town Nessof-e Djekhan, which means Half of the World. The most significant monuments of ancient times are the Memorial Church, inscribed in the World Heritage List, and Imam Square.

The history of the city has ancient roots. In fact, archaeological investigations not long ago uncovered unique objects that scientists attribute to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic as well as Neolithic eras. The most important artifacts are those dating from the Bronze and Iron eras.

In the 11th century, the famous philosopher and scientist Avicenna was a scholar and philosopher in Isfahan. He was a physician of the ancient worlds of the Samanids. At one time he was appointed a physician. About 450 works were written by him.

For centuries, the city has suffered many wounds from the wounds of the overlords. In the 13th century, Mongols invaded its territory, ravaging a thriving city. In 1387 the townspeople were badly hurt by Tamerlane.

The city regained its former glory under Sefevi Davids rule. The peak of Ishahans prosperity was during the reign of Abbas I the Great. The churches, cultural institutions, and marvelous parks that were built at that time were particularly magnificent and served to beautify the ancient city. ×The number of seats at that time was 48. There were 163 clinics in operation. There were 260 baths.

Nowadays Isfahan is known for the production of textiles, carpets, and many items of traditional handicrafts. Moreover, the present city is a major producer of steel. It is home to the largest steel company in the region.

100 USD = 4,240,000.00 IRR

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  • Air quality: 81 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,800,000 people
  • GDP: $5,299 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: IranCell
  • Tipping: In Iran, as in most of the civilised world outside the US, you should tip as you see fit for the services that you receive. In other words, tip if you want to show appreciation for unusually good service or if you love the people who are providing that service, and don’t tip if you don’t.
  • Apartment listings: Delta Home
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Snapp
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Iran Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Iran Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $420
  • Monthly costs for family: $950
  • Monthly costs for local: $280
  • Meal: $1.4
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.6
  • Coffee: $1.2

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