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Khvansar

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Khvansar

Khvansar

Khvansar Khonsar, in which Khon means: a source of expansion of water. Originally it meant: sofreh: a large, usually ornamented piece of beautiful cloth spread on a table or floor with various foods on for each meal of the day; and sar means a place full of some particular thing. While Khan means the head of a tribe, it may, also, be used as title of respect. (Persian: Xānsār‎, also Romanized as Khvānsār, Khavansar, Khūnsār, Khvonsār; also known as Khansar, Khonsar, and Shahr-e Khvonsār) is a city in and the capital of Khvansar County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 20,490, in 6,019 families.

The name Khansar comes from the Avestan language. Khun means spring and sar means place, so khansar means place of the spring. The Khunsari (Khwanshari): a northwestern Iranian language is spoken in the city as well as Judeo-Khu nsari: a Judæo-Persian language spoken in Khansar and elsewhere in the far-western Isfahan Province, of western Iran. The population include Khansaris and Judæo-Khunsaris.


History

Khvansar

According to existing historical evidence, the city is over 2000 years old, it has been in existence since the Sassanid Empire (226 - 651). Khansar has been a scientific and educational center since the time of the Safavid dynasty and many great Shi’ite scholars were educated there. Khansar has been a centre for training thinkers, poets, and especially theologians, for centuries.

Attractions
Khansar is famous for its honey and flower-filled gardens. There is a great profusion of fruit, the apples yielding a kind of cider which, however, does not keep longer than a month. Khansar has famous hand-woven rugs called Weis in polygonal shapes. The most important places worth seeing in this city are: Hot springs and Mineral waters in Golestan Kooh, Sar Cheshmeh park, Cheshmeh (Spring) Omid, east of Khansar, The Zoroastrian temple in Tir Kooh, Baba Pir, Baba Mohamed Castle, Shahzadeh Ahmad, Jame mosque, House of Abharis and Mariam Beygom school in Khansar city. Golestan kooh is a beautiful place to visit in the Spring, with a profusion of Fritillaria imperialis flowers. Hiking and skiing ih the nearby mountains is very popular.


Khansar River
Khansar River comes from the mountains of Khansar and after entering Golpayegan field connects to Ghamrood, and becomes known as “Kharghab”. This river is 23 km of Khomein east, near “Golha Gard” will reach to the Khomein River.
 

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