Yazd Province

استان یزد

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Updated:Monday 13th October 2014

Yazd Province Definition

(Wikipedia) - Yazd Province Yazd Province استان یزد Country Region Capital Counties Area  • Total Population (2011 Census)  • Total  • Density Time zone  • Summer (DST) Main language(s)
Location of Yazd within Iran
Coordinates: 31°53′41″N 54°21′25″E / 31.8948°N 54.3570°E / 31.8948; 54.3570Coordinates: 31°53′41″N 54°21′25″E / 31.8948°N 54.3570°E / 31.8948; 54.3570
Region 5
129,285 km2 (49,917 sq mi)
8.3/km2 (22/sq mi)
IRST (UTC+03:30)
IRST (UTC+04:30)

Yazd Province (Persian: استان یزد‎, Ostān-e Yazd ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the centre of the country, and its administrative center is the city of Yazd. In 2014 it was placed in Region 5.

The province has an area of 131,575 km², and according to the most recent divisions of the country, is divided into ten counties: Abarkuh County, Ardakan County, Bafq County, Behabad County, Khatam County, Mehriz County, Meybod County, Ashkezar County, Taft County, and Yazd County. According to the 1996 census, Yazd province had a population of about 750,769, of which 75.1% were urban residents while 24.9% resided in rural areas. At the 2011 census, its population (including Tabas County, which was transferred to South Khorasan Province) was 1,074,428, in 258,691 families; excluding Tabas County, its population (as of 2006) was 895,276, in 241,846 families.

The city of Yazd is the economic and administrative capital of the province and therefore the most heavily populated.

The Zoroastrian temple of Yazd.Geography

Yazd province with the area of 131,551 km2 (50,792 sq mi) is situated at an oasis where the Dasht-e Kavir desert and the Dasht-e Lut desert meet. The city itself is sometimes called "the bride of the Kavir" because of its location, in a valley between Shir Kuh, the tallest mountain in the region at 4,075 m (13,369 ft) above sea level, and Kharaneq. The city proper is located at 1,203 m (3,947 ft) above sea-level, and covers 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi).

Yazd panorama from the Amir Chakhmaq Complex.

According to the administrative division rules, the Yazd province is divided into 9 counties, each including at least one town and a number of districts, rural districts (dehestans), and villages.

Various Yazd counties county area population cities dehestans Abarkuh Meybod Ardakan Bafq Khatam Mehriz Saduq Taft Yazd
5,941 75,205 2 4
6,941 72,000 2 6
6,717 70,000 2 5
15,298 41,000 2 6
7,931 32,000 2 4
6,717 74,000 1 5
5,486 26,300 3 3
5,948 56,000 2 10
2,397 526,276 4 4
Source:Geography Book of Yazd
Sadri garden (Bagh-e Namir) of Taft.Mountains of Yazd
  • South- and Southwestern Mountains

This group is wider than the other ridges and includes Shir Kuh

  • Eastern Mountains

They are located in east of Yazd province with the highest peaks being Bon Lokht (3002)

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