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Najafabad

Najafabad
نجف‌آباد
City
Sheikhbahaei fort ارگ شیخ بهایی
Sheikhbahaei fort ارگ شیخ بهایی
Najafabad is located in Iran
Najafabad
Najafabad
Coordinates: 32°50′43″N 51°36′00″E / 32.84528°N 51.60000°E / 32.84528; 51.60000
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Najafabad
Bakhsh Central
Population (2016 Census)
 • Urban 235,281 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s) (+98)31(4)
Website [www.najafabad.ir]

Najafabad (Persian: نجف‌آباد‎, also Romanized as Najafābād)[2] is a city and capital of Najafabad County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 206,114, in 54,529 families.[3] It is located west of Isfahan and is increasingly becoming a part of Isfahan Metropolitan area.

Najafabad is the birthplace of Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Mostafa Moeen, Moein (singer), and Sardar Ahmad Kazemi.

The city serves as a trade center for agricultural products in the region, and is noted for its pomegranates and almonds. One of the attractions of Najafabad is the "Arg-e Sheykh Bahaie" that has recently been repaired.

Education

Najafabad is home to the Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch.

References

  1. ^ [www.amar.org.ir]
  2. ^ Najafabad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "6013169" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.