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Kerman

Kerman

Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province, Iran. Kerman is one of the most populous cities of Iran. In terms of area, Kerman is one of the largest cities of Iran as well. The strong cultural heritage as well as a long history have made Kerman as a noted city in Iran. There are plenty of historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples. Kerman became the capital city of Iranian dynasties several times during its history. The distance between Kerman and Tehran (the capital city of Iran) is almost 800 km (500mi). Kerman is located on a high margin of Kavir-e Lut (Lut Desert) in the south-central part of Iran. Kerman is surrounded by mountains. The city is at an altitude of 1,755 m (5,758 ft) above sea level that makes it the third in elevation among provincial capitals in the country. The people of Kerman are Persians, and most of them are Muslims (Both Sunni and Shi’a). Summers in Kerman are really hot and winters are rather to extremely cold because it has a cold desert climate. Winter often brings with it really cold nights. Precipitation is usually scarce during the year in Kerman.

Moreover, there are lots of historical and ancient places in Kerman. The archeological ancient areas of Jiroft and Tappe, Yahya Baft and Rayen Castle are some of the mentioned. Kerman is also well-known for having many souvenirs and handicrafts. Some of which are traditional embroidery known as pateh, carpets, rugs, jajeems, Kilims (a coarse carpet), satchels, Caraway seeds and pistachio of Rafsanjan (located in Kerman Province) and other hand woven articles.