Kerman is one of the largest cities in southeastern Iran situated on a sandy plain 1749 meters above sea level and is the capital of Kerman province. It includes the southern part of the central Iranian desert, Dashte-e Lut, which is one of the world’s largest desert and included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The city is surrounded by mountains.
Kerman is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage. It is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples. The city has a small but culturally significant Zoroastrian minority.
During its history, kerman became the capital city of Iranian dynasties several times. When Marco Polo visited Kerman in 1271, it was a major trade center linking the Persian Gulf with Khorasan and Central Asia.
Kerman is well known for its high quality rug and pistachios and it is the largest producer and exporter of carpet in Iran.

Area: 220 km2
Population: 537,718
Province: Kerman
Other ethnicities: Persian, Kurd, Zoroastrian
Language: Persian
Tourist attractions:
– Kerman Friday Mosque
– Ganjali Khan Complex
– Kerman Bazaar
– Malek Mosque
– Jabalieh Dome
– Hindu Caravanserai
– Tomb of Moshtaq Ali Shah
– Zoroastrians Fire Temple
– Fath Abad Garden
– National Library of Kerman
– Moayedi Ice House
– Harandi House, Garden & Museum
– Minting House
– Mozaffari Friday Mosque
– Old Walls of Kerman
– Nazar Garden
– Neshat Garden
– Aqa Garden
– Sarasiab Garden
– Mashiz Garden
– Golshan Garden
– Dilmaqani Garden
– Lellah Garden
– Zarisof Ice House
– Ardeshir Castle
– Dokhtar Castle
– Aminian House
– Qaffari House
– Pardakhti House
– Beyram Abad Garden
– Takht-e Dargah-e Qoli Beyg
– Rayen Citadel
– Shahzadeh Garden
– Meymand Village
– Dastkand Shivashgan Mountain
– Shah Nematollah Vali Mausoleum
– Motevali Bashi Garden
Natural Attractions: Khoshkar Waterfalls, Darreh Sakhti Waterfalls, Simak Waterfalls, Shahdad Desert & Its Kaluts, Mount Sirch, Pardisan Qaem Forest, Keshit Village, Mount Hezar
UNESCO World Heritage sites: Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Dasht-e Lut, Shahzadeh Garden (Persian Garden), Persian Qanat