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Yazd All About Yazd

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History of Yazd
Yazd within its unremitting history has been going through epochs and oblivions. We are not very much aware of it's pre-Islamic status and even after Islam had not been appreciated appropriately up to the Muzaffarid dynasty in which the first History of Yazd called "MARĀHEB-e-ElĀHI" by Mo'in-o-ddin Mo'alem-e-Yazdi was written.

Yazd at a Glance
Yazd, A Desert Paradise
The word Yazd means, feast and worship, the city of Yazd has resisted the modern urbanization changes and maintained its traditional structure. The geographical features of this region have made people developed special architectural styles. For this reason, in the older part of the city most houses are built of mud-bricks and have domed roofs. These materials served as insulation preventing heat from passing through.

Marco Polo and Yazd
Here is Marco Polo writing about Yazd:
Yasdi also is properly in Persia; it is a good and noble city, and has a great amount of trade. They weave there quantities of a certain silk tissue known as Yasdi, which merchants carry into many quarters to dispose of. The people are worshipers of Mohammad The holy prophet of Islam .

Geography of Yazd
With an area of 72156 Square Kilometers, the province of YAZD is located in the center of Iran.According to the administrative division rules, it is divided into 7 districts, each include at least one town and a number of villages, all located in a particular area. These districts are: Abarkooh, Ardaakan, Bafq, Maybud, Mehreez, Taft and Yazd.

Climate of Yazd
Yazd is the driest major city in Iran, with an average annual rainfall of only 60 millimetres (2.4 in), and also the hottest north of the Persian Gulf coast, with summer temperatures very frequently above 40 °C (104 °F) in blazing sunshine with no humidity. Even at night the temperatures in summer are rather uncomfortable.

Yazd Get in / Get around

Yazd is located midway between Isfahan and Kerman, 689 km (427 miles) south east of Tehran.
Yazd is well connected to the rest of the country by planes, trains and buses. From the bus station {GPS 31°52'37.5"N, 054°17'04.0"E}, take a local bus (the bus stop is by a little white hut on the highway in front of the main bus station) to the local bus station, then another to the bazaar.

Yazd Education
The University of Yazd was established in 1988. It has a college of Architecture specializing in traditional Persian Art and Architecture. Yazd and its nearby towns contain the following institutes of higher education:
1.    Yazd Science and Research
2.    University of Yazd
3.    Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services...
Yazd industrialization
Always known for the quality of its silk and carpets, Yazd today is one of Iran's industrial centers for textiles. There is also a considerable ceramics and construction materials industry and unique confectionery and jewellery industries.

Yazd wild life
The geographical and natural settings of Yazd have made it one of the most divergent wildlife areas. The Kalmand and Bahadoran protected zones, extending over an area of 25,000 hectares, Kooh Bafq, and Ariz, being100,000 hectares, located near the desert, are examples of diverse herbaceous and animal varieties.

Yazd Handicraft
Handicraft produced in Yazd province are various, some of which are world famous including carpets with charming patterns, pileless carpets, tirma, brodcaded silk, velvet, blankets, bed-cloths, earthenware, engraving, glassware and leather ware. Being delicate and beautiful, these handicraft are suitable to be kept as souvenirs.
www.irangazette.com/en.Yazd Handi Crafts Termeh
Yazd Foods / sweets
Yazd is very famous for its various sweets, the most well known are Pashmak, Baghlava and Ghotab also you can find nice traditional foods in yazd like yazdi gheime and others.

 

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