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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. 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).HistoryThe 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 KhvansarAdib Khansari, classical musicianAli Shojaei, Iranian football playerHacham Uriel Davidi, Jewish religious leaderMohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Diplomat and Academic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran)Seyyed Ahmad Khansari, theologianYadollah Kaboli Khansari, calligrapherHossein Ansarian, Shia scholar, author and lecturer on Islam and mysticismsayed hosseyn alavi khansary shiaclergyman practising relliglous jurisprudencKhansar is in Isfahan Province. Take stress off the schedule by using our Iran day trip planner .
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