Falavarjan

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For the administrative subdivision, see Falavarjan County.
Falavarjan
فلاورجان
city
Falavarjan is located in Iran
Falavarjan
Falavarjan
Coordinates: 32°33′19″N 51°30′35″E / 32.55528°N 51.50972°E / 32.55528; 51.50972Coordinates: 32°33′19″N 51°30′35″E / 32.55528°N 51.50972°E / 32.55528; 51.50972
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Falavarjan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 37,740
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Falavarjan (Persian: فلاورجان‎, also Romanized as Falāvarjān, Falāvar Jān, and Felāvarjān; also known as Pol-e Vargān, Pol-e Varqān, Pul-i-Vargān, and Mollāvarjān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Falavarjan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 37,740, in 9,097 families.[2]

The ancient name of this city was Barze which means the branch of a tree or cultivation. This name gradually changed to Varjan. During the Safavid period due to the construction of a bridge on the Zayandeh Rood (river), Varjan was renamed Polavarjan and thence to Falavarjan. The city is a part of Esfahan metropolitan area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falavarjan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "6013414" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.