Esfahan Tourism, Iran

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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

    Know the pollution level of Esfahan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 76.47 (High)
    • Water Pollution 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.83 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Esfahan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Esfahan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Esfahan.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.61 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 22.37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.61 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Esfahan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Esfahan is 115.24 (High)

    • Safety Index 64.62 (High)
    • Climate Index 55.78 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 63.64 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.54 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.82 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 48.09 (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 1.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.07 USD

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

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