Kerman ( ) is a city in
Iran. It is the center of Kerman province. Located in a large and flat plain, this city
is located 1,076 km (669 mi) south of Tehran, capital of
Kerman city had an estimated population of 533,799 in 2005.
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Kerman is located on a high margin of Kavir-e lut (Lut Desert) in
the central south of Iran.
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
Kerman city has a moderate and the average annual rainfall is 135
mm. Because it is located close to the Kavir-e lut, Kerman has hot
summers and in the spring it often has violent sand storms.
Otherwise, its climate is relatively cool.
For the Iranian Paleontologists
Kerman has always been considered a fossil
paradise. Finding new dinosaur footprints
in 2005 has now revealed new hopes for
to better understand
the history of this area.
Sassanid era horse head Found in
Carpet weaving is one of the main industries of the city, and the
carpets produced there are renowned internationally. Carpet weaving
is a very old tradition in Kerman. The oldest carpet discovered in
Kerman, belongs to about 500 years ago, which proves the precedence
of weaving in this city. Cotton textiles and goats-wool shawls are
A number of modern establishments such as textile mills and
brickworks also have been constructed. The province's mineral
wealth includes copper and coal.
archeological ancient city of Jiroft is located
south of Kerman.
Most of the population of Kerman are Shi'a Muslims; But Kerman also
has a small but culturally significant Zoroastrian
The population of the city in 1996 was 385,000 and the current
population is 533,799.
in Kerman are influenced by the former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,
his brother and Vice President Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani, and
the Vice President Hossein Marashi,
both from the nearby Rafsanjan.
Colleges and universities
University of Kerman
Kerman has an abundance of
architectural relics of antiquity.
is one of Iran's leading technological
institutions. Other universities are:
Kerman is on the Tehran, Bandar Abbas
and Zahedan route
. Kerman Airport is counted as one of the main airports which has
daily & weekly flights to Tehran, Ahwaz, Yazd, Esfahan, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad and Shiraz.
the Trans Iranian Railway passes through this city.
Famous people from Kerman
- Cities in Iran: 2005 Population Estimates
- Iranian Cities: Kerman
- Dinosaur Footprints Moulded In Kerman
- Iran Daily
- Kerman Rug (Iran): History
- Travel in Kerman - Iran - History -
- — Masjed-e Jā'meh-e Kerman: (1)
- — Moshtāgh-Ali Shāh: (1), (2), (3)
- — Gonbad-e Jabalieh: (1)
Shāh Ne'matollah Vali (in Māhān): (1), (2)
- — Bāgh-e Shāzdeh (in