What is Isfahan religion?

Today, the New Jolfa district of Isfahan remains a heavily Armenian-populated district, with Armenian churches and shops, the Vank Cathedral being especially notable for its combination of Armenian Christian and Iranian Islamic elements. It is still one of the oldest and largest Armenian quarters in the world.

What is special about Isfahan?

Isfahan is famous for its Perso–Islamic architecture, grand boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, tiled mosques, and minarets. Isfahan also has many historical buildings, monuments, paintings and artifacts. The fame of Isfahan led to the Persian pun and proverb “Esfahān nesf-e- jahān ast”: Isfahan is half of the world.

What religion is the Iranian government?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The constitution defines the country as an Islamic republic and specifies Twelver Ja’afari Shia Islam as the official state religion. It states all laws and regulations must be based on “Islamic criteria” and an official interpretation of sharia.

In what country is Isfahan?

Eṣfahān, also spelled Isfahan, capital of Eṣfahān province and major city of western Iran. Eṣfahān is situated on the north bank of the Zāyandeh River at an elevation of about 5,200 feet (1,600 metres), roughly 210 miles (340 km) south of the capital city of Tehrān.

Where is Isfahan located?

Isfahan is located in west central Iran along both banks of the Zayandeh River. Its origins date back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550–330 b.c.e.), but it did not emerge as an important city until 1150, when Toghril Beg, founder of the Seljuk dynasty, chose it as his capital.

What was the religious life like in Isfahan?

Religious life in Isfahan had a rigid traditional rabbinical basis, with the Sabbath and dietary laws strictly enforced. There existed several synagogues, schools, and other communal institutions, and the community was well organized. A *Karaite group also existed there.

What is the history of Shah Square Isfahan?

The Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Shah Square) was built in the early 16th century when Isfahan was the capital of the Safavid empire, and it was one of the first sites in Iran to be inscribed on the World Heritage list, in 1979, and the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan was designated a World Cultural Heritage site in 2012.

What is Isfahan social cultural and sports organization?

Municipality of Isfahan Social, Cultural and Sports Organization (established in 1997) is one of the affiliated organizations of Isfahan Municipality. There are more than 100 cultural and sports centers in the city. Isfahan joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2015.