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Sirjan (Persian: سيرجان‎, also Romanized as Sīrjān; formerly, Sa‘īdābād)[2] is a city and the capital of Sirjan County, Kerman Province, Iran. According to the 2016 census, its population was 324,103 in 95,357 families.[3] Sirjan is located 960 kilometers from the Iranian capital of Tehran, and 175 kilometers from the provincial capital of Kerman. It is known for its pistachios, Kilim and its wind towers, locally known as Bādgir-e Chopoqi (calumet louver).

Sirjan

Sirjān
City
chopoghi Windproof
chopoghi Windproof
Sirjan is located in Iran
Sirjan
Sirjan
Coordinates: 29°27′07″N 55°40′53″E / 29.45194°N 55.68139°E / 29.45194; 55.68139Coordinates: 29°27′07″N 55°40′53″E / 29.45194°N 55.68139°E / 29.45194; 55.68139
Country Iran
ProvinceKerman
CountySirjan
BakhshCentral
Elevation
1,730 m (5,680 ft)
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
199,704 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Websitesirjan municipality

ClimateEdit

At 1730m, it is situated in a depression between the southern Zagros Mountains to the west and the Kuh-e Bidkhan massif to the east.

CultureEdit

Sirjan is a historic city with culture. There are historical and cultural monuments in the city of Sirjan.

TourismEdit

  • Chopoghi Wind Tower (Badgir)
  • historical bazar
  • historic homes
  • historical yakhdan(Where they kept ice in previous periods)
  • Temple of Shah Firouz
  • Stone castle
  • Haj Rashid Historical House
  • Stone garden
  • Sirjan Museum

This city was established in the Sasanian era and has several mineral sources including coal, iron, copper, stone and gold.

Today the city is witnessing great economic growth mainly due to its industrial sector as well as its key location in the heart of southern Iran. With established strategic roads for domestic supply of goods as well as great access to Bandar E Abbas for exportation of goods.

Sirjan campus of Kerman University of Medical Sciences is in Sirjan, called Sirjan School of Medical Sciences and is affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences is established in 2010 with more than 500 undergraduate students.

NameEdit

The first name of Sirjan was Sirgan or Samangan. For the sake of the Arabs, the change was made in the pronunciation of it. Afterwards, it turned into Sirjan. Sirjan is an old city with a very historic history means "being

IndustryEdit

Sirjan has several of the largest companies within its 100 km radius. Gole Gohar Iron Ore Mine is the countries' largest with estimated $2.8 billion valuation. PolyTech of Sirjan Co., with over 400 employees, is the largest domestic manufacturer in the city's Industrial Town. Gold Iran under license from LG is also a major player in the city with 1,200 employees and a location in the Special Economic Zone. LG assembles most of its Iranian market digital products in this location.

GalleryEdit

TransportationEdit

The city is served by the Sirjan Airport (IATA: SYJ, ICAO: OIKY). The city also has a railway station near the airport.

Future plan/developmentEdit

Sirjan Petrochemical Co. is currently gathering its second round of investments in order to establish the first Petrochemical Facility in the Kerman Province.

Mereekh Market (Part of Mereekh Food Ind. Group) plans to develop the first multi-store shopping center in the city's downtown area. The estimated project is reported to cost $20M.

Special Economic Zone, Industrial Town #1, and Industrial Town #2 continue to grow its factory base.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Sirjan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3085890" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.