Nain, Iran

Nain, Iran
—  city  —
Mosque of Nain: Na'in has one of Iran's oldest mosques still standing
Nain is located in Iran
Coordinates: 32°51′36″N 53°05′15″E / 32.86°N 53.0875°E / 32.86; 53.0875Coordinates: 32°51′36″N 53°05′15″E / 32.86°N 53.0875°E / 32.86; 53.0875
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Nain
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 – Total 24,424
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 – Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Nain (Persian: نائين, also Romanized as Nā’īn and Nāeyn)[1] is a city in and the capital of Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 24,424, in 6,950 families.[2]

It has one of the earliest remaining mosques in Iran, and has a Sassanid era fort, now in ruins, called Narin Ghal'eh.

It extensively uses ab anbars. Naein is most famous in the world for its rugs.



Mirza Seyyed Mahmoud Khan (around 1849-1850?)

Famous people from Naein

  • Reja Ghanbari Naeini, Founder of Al Zahra Hospital for Women with Mental Retardation in Naein, well known carpet trader and humanitarian. 1951-2007.
  • Hassan Pirnia or Moshiroddoleh (Persian: حسن پيرنيا ملقب به مشيرالدوله←), Prime minister of Iran in Qajar Dynasty and author, 1871-1935.
  • Dr. Hossein Fatemi, (Persian: دكتر حسين فاطمي←), Minister of foreign affairs in Mossadeq's cabinet, 1919-1954.
  • Ali Kaffashian, president of the Iranian Football Federation
  • mohammad Hosein Naeini, (Persian: محمدحسین نائینی←), One of the first Iraninan clergies questioning dictatorship in Iran, Author of the book Tanbih-ol-ommah va tanzih-ol-mellah, 1861-??.
  • Dr. Seyed Gholamreza Jalali Naeini, President of the Iranian Ergonomics Society, Chairman of the Iranian Management Association and former UN official and ILO Chief Technical Advisor for SADC.
  • Majid M. Naini, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering/Author/Speaker [1] Born 1953 in Allabot.
  • Vahid M. Naini, Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Professional. Born 1968 in Esfahan.
  • Rashid Massumi, M.D., Physician and Professor, Pioneer in the fields of Electrophysiology and Cardiology

Jame Mosque

The initial construction of Jame Mosque dates back to the 8th century A.D, but the complex has been constructed periodically. This is one of the oldest mosques in Iran, with features including magnificent plaster working over the niche, marvelous brick work around the yard, and a basement which some say used to be a fire temple before the mosque was built here.

This mosque has no Iwan and dome, unlike the other famous mosques in Esfahan and Yazd.


  1. ^ Nain, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3076275" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. 

External links

Nā'in: (1), (2).
Masjed-e Jāme'eh Nā'in: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8).
The Anthropological Museum of Nā'in: (1), (2).

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