IRAN - Esfahan Province


Tourism Information of Esfahan Province
Esfahan Province
Historical Attractions
EsfahĿn province (Ostan-e Esfahan); also transliterated as Isfahan, Esfahan, Espahan, Sepahan or Isphahan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is located in the center of the country. Its capital is the city of EsfahĿn
Historians have recorded initially as a defense and military base. The security and protection of the gradually increasing castles and fortifications, thereby, would provide the protection of residents nearby, therefore leading to the growth of large settlements nearby. These historical castles were Atashgah, Sarooyieh, Tabarok, Kohan Dej, and Gard Dej to name a few. The oldest of these is Ghal'eh Sefeed and the grounds at Tamijan from prehistoric times. The historic village of Abyaneh, a nationwide attraction, also has Sassanid ruins and fire temples among other historical relics
During the 17th and 18th centuries, EşfahĿn province enjoyed high standards of prosperity as it became the capital of Safavid Persia. While the city of EşfahĿn was their seat of monarchy, Kashan was their place of vacation and leisure
EşfahĿn province encompasses various sects today. The majority of the people in the province are Persian speakers, but Bakhtiaris, Georgians, Armenians, Qashqais and Persian Jews also reside in the province. The official language of the province is Persian, though different ethnic groups and tribes abide by their own language such as Judeo-Persian, Armenian, Georgian, Qashqai Turkic or Bakhtiari. EşfahĿn province is noted for its reputed personalities such as writers, poets and other imminent figures who have been born and brought up or have lived in this territory