Esfahan is one of the oldest cities of Iran with the 1,001,000 population located 355 km (220 miles) south of Tehran. This 2 500 years old city served as Persia's capital from 1598 to 1722.
Isfahan was a crossroad of international trade and diplomacy, and therefore was a kaleidoscope of resident languages, religions, and customs. The city is known for its silver filigree and metal work.
The city's golden age took place under the reign of Shah Abbas I (1587-1629) who unified Persia. Once the capital of ancient dynasties, Isfahan reached height of prosperity and fame as the seat of the Safavid Kings in the seventeenth century. At that time, Isfahan, enjoyed the reputation of being one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the whole world.
This city is renowned not only for the abundance of great historical monuments, but also for its Life-Giving River, The Zayandeh-Rood, which has given the city an original beauty and a fertile land. Isfahan is filled with old gardens and some of the best sights in Iran.
Isfehan is located in the east side of zakros mountain range, isfehan is one of the oldest Iranian cities, perhaps as old as the history of iran,isfehan is placed at altitude 1575 meter above the sea level. The county of isfehan has six districts, its distance from Tehran is 414 kilometers and 481 from shiraz. The airport of isfehan has has several daily and weekly flights to other cities across Iran.