Khvansar

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For the administrative subdivision, see Khvansar County. For the village in Yazd Province, see Khvansar, Yazd.
Khvansar
Xānsār
city
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Khvansar is located in Iran
Khvansar
Khvansar
Coordinates: 33°13′14″N 50°18′54″E / 33.22056°N 50.31500°E / 33.22056; 50.31500Coordinates: 33°13′14″N 50°18′54″E / 33.22056°N 50.31500°E / 33.22056; 50.31500
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Khvansar
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,490
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Khvansar is a city in and the capital of Khvansar County, Isfahan Province, Iran. As of the 2006 census, its population was 20,490, in 6,019 families.[1] Khansar is located in a place not far from central desert of Iran and just 150 km from Isfahan. It is 900 square km and situated in central part of Iran surrounded by Zagros Mountains. (Mount of Khansar).

History[edit]

The city is believed to have been built before Islam with quite a few historical monuments still standing. Tir fire temple and Heikal Temple are among those. Another proof to this belief is a grave stone with Pahlavi script graved on it, it is situated in Ghoodjan village. There is also some evidence suggesting Jewish immigration to the city at the time of Cyrus the great’s kingdom.

Notable people from Khvansar[edit]

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