Isfahan is a city in central Iran, known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy. Ali Qapu Palace, built for Shah Abbas and completed in the late 16th century, has a music room and a verandah overlooking the square’s fountains. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known for its intricate tiling.
Area: 551 km²
Elevation: 1,590 m
Weather: 23°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 19% Humidity weather.com
Population: 1.961 million (2016) United Nations
Local time: Friday 03:25
Area code: 031