irman3 Yazd
The City Of Wind Towers

covering an area of 76156 sq . kms , yazd province is located in the central part of Iran . It is bounded on the north and west by Isfahan, on the north-east by Khorasan, on the south-west by Fars and on the south-east by Kerman. The neighboring deserts of Kavir-e-Loot, Kavir-e-Namak and Dast-e-Kavir and scanty rainfall give the province a dry climate.The few mountains of this region are mainly situated in the south and south-west, the most important of which are the Shir Kooh mountains whose peaks are snow-covered all the year round. The existence of deserts and floating sand are the main geographical features of this province. The mysterious silence of the neighboring deserts attracts those, who love profound inexplicable beauties of nature.The whole area is rather poorly watered, lacks adequate rainfall over large sections and presents vast stretches of barren land. In recent years, by planting bushes and trees in the desert areas, great steps have been taken to stop the extending of the deserts.

Iran, Yazd, Wind Tower

In the past, for obtaining water from underground sources qranats were dugnow deep wells have replaced them. (Qanat is an irrigateion system by which an underground mountain water is tapped and the water chanelled down through a series of tunnels to the town level.) In the winter, when the need for water was not great, water was stored in reservoirs to be used in the summer. permanent struggle against unfavorable conditions has made the people industrious.Because of little vegetation, the variety of animal life is not rich, but there are animal and bird species adapted to the circumstances.Yazd City probably dates from the sassanian period. The geographical features of this region have made people develop special architectural styles. For this reason, in the older part of the city most houses are built of mud-bricks and have domed roofs.

Iran, Yazd

Iran, Yazd, Amir-Chaghmagh Constructore

These materials served as insulation preventing heat from passing through.The existence of special ventilation structures, called badgirs, on the roofs is a distinctive feature of the architecture of this city. (A badgir is a high structure on the roof under which, in the interior of the buiding, there is a small pool).The majority of the people live in urban areas. Muslims constitute the majority of the population, While Zoroastians and jews are the minorities. The language spoken in the province is Persian.Yazd (the capital city) is linked to other towns and cities by asphalt roads.Regular flights connect Yazd with Tehran, Isfahan, Kerman, Zahedan and Bander Abbas cities. Yazd province is rich in minerals such as iron, lead, zinc, copper and uranium. Although agriculture and animal husbandry are not much prosperous, breeding silkworms and apiculture are prevailing in some districts.Being an industrial area, Yazd province contains different manufacturing industries, the most important of which is textile industry. textiles produced in this province are well known throughout Iran and some other countries.Yazd City is the capital of the capital of the province, while the other cities are Maybod, Taft, Abarkooh, Mehriz, Ardekan and Bafgh.

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