Theme Week Iran – Kerman

29 July 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Shazdeh Garden - Prince's Garden © Mohsen Abdolhosseini/cc-by-sa-3.0

Shazdeh Garden – Prince’s Garden © Mohsen Abdolhosseini/cc-by-sa-3.0

Kerman is the capital city of Kerman Province. At the 2011 census, its population was 800,000, making it the 10th most populous city of Iran. It is the largest and most developed city in Kerman Province and the most important city in the southeast of Iran. It is also one of the largest cities of Iran in terms of area. Kerman is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage, which is expressed in the local accent, poetry, local music, handicrafts and customs that Kerman has introduced to the world. The city is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples. Kerman is also on the recent list of the world’s 1000 cleanest cities. Kerman became capital city of Iranian dynasties several times during its history. It is located on a large, flat plain, 1,036 km (643 mi) south of Tehran, the capital of Iran.   read more…

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