Isfahan Province

Esfahan (Persian استان اصفهان [ ostɔ ː ne ː n esfæɦɔ ], alternative spelling: Isfahan) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is named after its eponymous capital.

In the province of 4,559,256 people ( 2006 census ). The province covers 107 029 square kilometers and has a population density of 43 inhabitants per square kilometer.


Esfahan is located in the center of the country. It is bordered to the north by the provinces Markazi, Qom and Semnan, on the south by the provinces of Fars, Kohkiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad, on the east by the province of Yazd and to the west by the provinces of Lorestan and Chahar Mahal and Bachtiyārī.

Administrative divisions

Esfahan is divided into 21 counties:

  • Anarak
  • Aran
  • Ardestan
  • Barkhovar and Meymeh
  • Bidgol
  • Falavarjan
  • Faridan
  • Fereidune Shahr
  • Golpayegan
  • Isfahan
  • Kashan
  • Khansar
  • Khomeini Shahr
  • Lanjan
  • Mobarakeh
  • Nain
  • Najaf Abad
  • Natanz
  • Semirom
  • Shahr -e -Hana
  • Shahreza


  • University of Isfahan
  • Islamic Azad University Chomeinischahr
  • Isfahan University of Technology
  • Sheikh- Bahaei University
  • Islamic Azad University Mobarakeh
  • Islamic Azad University Naeen
  • Islamic Azad University of Najaf Abad
  • Golpayegan University of Engineering
  • Ashrafi Isfahani Academic Institute
  • Isfahan University of Art
  • Malek Ashtar University of Technology ( MUT )
  • University of Defence Sciences and Technologies
  • Islamic Azad University Ardestan
  • Kashan University of Medical Sciences
  • University of Kashan
  • Khansar University of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Payamnoor University of Khansar
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
  • Islamic Azad University Falaverjan