Golpayegan (Golpaygan) is located in the northwest of ISFAHAN (Esfahan) province. In the north is the Markazi (Central) Province, whereas in the west lies the province of Lurestan. To the south are the townships of Khansar, Faridan and Najaf Abad. In the eastern direction it lies within the limits of Najaf Abad and Esfahan. Golpayegan can be said to be yet another ancient city of the country, and was known as Golbadegan, Jorbadegan or Golabadegan. The Jame' Mosque of this city is one of the vital and historical structures here, related to the 6th century AH, a remnant of Mohammad Ebne Malek Shah Saljuqi. The same displays various epigraphs.
Land of tulips:
Historically, the name of the town has been recorded as Vartpadegān, Jorfadeghan, Darbayagan, Kuhpayegan, and Golbaadagan. Golpayegan means "fortress of flowers" and "land of tulips" (Persian: سرزمین گلهای سرخ, translit. Sarzamin-e golha-ye sorkh). According to Ḥamd-Allah Mostawfi, the town of Golpāyegān was built by the daughter of Bahman, named Samra, also known as Homay Bente Bahman in Persian.
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