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Posted On: 12 April 2009 09:45 am
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A glimpse of Isfahan’s rich heritage in Doha

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The trade association of one of the culturally richest regions in the Middle East is going to showcase the march of modern technology and the magnificence of Islamic architecture at an upcoming event here. The Isfahan Chamber of Commerce is going to showcase the strength of technology and architecture at IFP Project Qatar 2009. Isfahan was once one of the largest cities in the world and retains much of its past glory today. It is famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. Ali Qapu (The Royal Palace), Hasht-Behesht (The Palace of Eight Paradises), Chehel Sotoun (The Palace of Forty Columns), Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan Jame (Congregative) Mosque, Khaju Bridge, The Bridge of 33 Arches and Chahar Bagh boulevard are a few wonders of architecture in the culturally rich province. Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines is acting as the supporting body of I.R. Iran pavilion at IFP project Qatar 2009. It intends to present the capabilities of Iran in the field of construction. The 7,580 supporting members include 2,316 active members. Isfahan Chamber of Commerce is the second largest trade association in Iran. It claims to have always effectively attempted to improve the economic condition of the province. The chamber acts as an important converging point for all foreign delegations visiting the province. It is also a permanent member of all joint chambers inside and outside Iran. Isfahan, with an area of around 107,044 sq km (5.6 percent of Iran’s area) is located along the 160-km long river Zayandeh Rood. It has a population of 4.56 million, with 21 cities and 92 towns. The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the biggest city squares in the world and is held as an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. It has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city also has a large variety of historic monuments. The Islamic architectural sites were built from the 11th to the 19th century AD while older pre-Islamic monuments date back to 1000 BC. Isfahan, the third largest city in Iran, produces carpets, textiles, steel, and handicrafts. The province’s architects have created splendid modern sites like the longest city tunnel and also the first two-storey city highway of Iran.