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Kerman the capital of Kerman province located in an altitude of 1,860m above sea level and 1,602 km to the south of Tehran, is a wonderful place. Unless one travels to Kerman by air, it seems a very long way from any other center of importance, no matter whether one approaches it from the northwest, the southwest or the southeast.
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Kerman
Kerman (Persian: كرمان‎, also Romanized as Kermān, Kermun, and Kirman; also known as Carmania) is the capital city of Kerman Province,Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 821,374, in 221,389 households, making it the 10th most populous city of Iran.
It is the largest and most developed city in the Kerman Province and the most important city in South-East Iran. It is one of the largest cities of Iran in terms of area.

www.irangazette.com/en.Kerman.Location of Kerman in Iran Map
Kerman and Marco Polo
A southern arm of the Aryan trade roads ran through Kerman province and city. A branch would also have passed through the southern town of Jiroft. Marco Polo passed through the kingdom of Kerman in 1271 CE after visiting Yazd. Chapter 17 of The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, Vol.

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Climate
The city's many districts are surrounded by mountains which bring variety to Kerman's year round weather pattern, thus the northern part of the city is located in an arid desert area, while the highland of the southern part of the city enjoys a more moderate climate. The mean elevation of the city is about 1755 m above sea level.
 

Geography

Kerman is located on a high margin of Kavir-e Lut (Lut Desert) in the central south of Iran. The city is surrounded by mountains. Kerman is also located along the Saheb Al Zman mountain .The city is 1,755 m (5,758 ft) above sea level that makes it the third capital city(of a province) in Iran with the highest Elevation.

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Culture
Kerman has an abundance of architectural relics of antiquity.
Kerman is among several cites in Iran with a strong cultural heritage, which is expressed in the local accent, poetry, local music, handicrafts and customs that Kerman has introduced to the world of culture.
The only anthropology Iran museum of Zoroastrians in the world, which showcases the ancient history of Zoroastrians, is in Kerman’s Fire Temple.

 www.irangazette.com/en.Historical Sites Fire Temple A Parsi-Zoroastrian Jashan ceremony
Economy
The economy of Kerman is mostly based on farming, notably nut farming and also mining. Sarchashmeh Copper mine is the second biggest copper mine in the world after the one located in Chile. Pistachio is an important source of economy in Kerman, with Kerman Province being the biggest producer of pistachio in Iran and all over the world.

 
Get in/ around
Kerman International Airport (IATA: KER – ICAO: OIKK) has regular flights to some major and smaller cities in Iran. The destinations include: 1.Tehran (3-4 flights per day) 2. Isfahan(1 flight per week) 3. Zahedan (1 flight per week) 4. Mashad (2 flights per week) 5. Kish Island (2 flights per week) 6. Kermanshah 7. Shiraz.

 
 Traveling and Staying in the Province
All cites and towns of the province are connected to each other by a modern transport system including roads as well as rail road. The national railroad system trespasses this province to connect the city of Kerman to the national capital Tehran as well as other important cities such as Esfahan and the Largest port on the Persian gulf, Bandar Abbas.

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Protected Zones, Kerman
Due to certain factors such as its geographical location, environment and other natural aspects of the province, a variety of wildlife species can be found in the mountainous regions and plains of this vicinity; thus bringing forth protected areas here, and a prohibition as to hunting by the Department of the Environment.

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Kerman's Zoroastrian Population
Kerman together with Yazd and Pars (Persia) became part of the Zoroastrian group of nations after the close of the Avestan canon, that is, the time when no further additions to the Avesta were made. Kerman could very well have received Zoroastrianism via Khorasan and Siestan rather than via Pars and Yazd. After the Islamic Arab invasion of Iran, Kerman and Yazd became the two provinces that continued to maintain significant numbers of Zoroastrians and therefore Zoroastrian neighbourhoods.

www.irangazette.com/en.History Kermani Zoroastrian priests during Jashne Sadeh

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