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Isfahan (Persian: اصفهان‎‎ Esfahān, ), historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres (211 miles) south of Tehran. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 1,756,126 and its built-up (or metro) area was home to 2,391,738 inhabitants including Khomeynishahr, Shahinshahr, Khvorasgan, Dorcheh Piaz, Falavarjan, Kelishad Va Sudarjan, Abrisham, Kushk and Kharizsang cities. The Greater Isfahan Region had a population of 3,793,104 in the 2011 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran. The counties of Isfahan, Borkhar, Najafabad, Khomeynishahr, Shahinshahr, Mobarakeh, Falavarjan, Tiran o Karvan, Lenjan and Jay all constitute the metropolitan city of Isfahan. Isfahan is located on the main north–south and east–west routes crossing Iran, and was once one of the largest cities in the world. It flourished from 1050 to 1722, particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries under the Safavid dynasty, when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. This led to the Persian proverb "Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast" (Isfahan is half of the world). The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a wide variety of historic monuments and is known for the paintings, history and architecture. Isfahan City Center is also the 5th largest shopping mall in the world, which is located in this city, mixing the traditional isfahanian architecture with the modern one.

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Facts and Stats for Esfahan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Esfahan

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    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.5 (Low)
  • Esfahan: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.29 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.33 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Esfahan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Esfahan is 99.04 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 60.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 55.78 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 62.59 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.56 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.45 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.06 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 34.57 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Esfahan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Esfahan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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