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Sheikhbahaei fort ارگ شیخ بهایی
Sheikhbahaei fort ارگ شیخ بهایی
Najafabad is located in Iran
Coordinates: 32°50′43″N 51°36′00″E / 32.84528°N 51.60000°E / 32.84528; 51.60000Coordinates: 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 (2006)
 • Total 206,114
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) (+98)31(4)

Najafabad (Persian: نجف‌آباد‎‎, also Romanized as Najafābād)[1] is a city in and the capital of Najafabad County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 206,114, in 54,529 families.[2] 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. It is also the hometown of Iranian-American poet Dr. Mahnaz Badihian

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.

The people of Najafabad mourned for the death of Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri on Sunday, December 20, 2009 and all shops were closed to honor his death.


Najafabad is home to Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, one of the best universities in Isfahan Province.


  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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