Yazd province

Yazd Province (Persian: استان یزد, Ostān-e Yazd) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the center of the country, and its capital is the city of Yazd. In 2014, it was placed in Region 5.[3] The province has an area of 76,469 km2.

Yazd Province
استان یزد
Clockwise from top left: Meybod as seen from Narin Qal'eh, Tower of Silence outside Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq Mosque and Kharanaq in Ardakan County.
Clockwise from top left: Meybod as seen from Narin Qal'eh, Tower of Silence outside Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq Mosque and Kharanaq in Ardakan County.
Location of Yazd province in Iran
Location of Yazd province in Iran
Coordinates: 31°53′41″N 54°21′25″E / 31.8948°N 54.3570°E / 31.8948; 54.3570Coordinates: 31°53′41″N 54°21′25″E / 31.8948°N 54.3570°E / 31.8948; 54.3570
CountryIran
RegionRegion 5
CapitalYazd
Counties11
Government
 • Governor-generalMehran Fatemi
Area
 • Total76,469 km2 (29,525 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total1,138,533
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Persian
HDI (2017)0.824[2]
very high · 5th
Websiteostanyazd.ir

At the time of the National Census of 2006, the population of the province was 958,323 in 258,691 households.[4] The following census of 2011 counted 1,074,428 people living in 309,749 households.[5] At the most recent census of 2016, Yazd province had undergone an increase in population to 1,138,533 in 340,657 households, by which time Tabas County had been separated from the province and joined South Khorasan province.[1]

GeographyEdit

 
Yazd Province relief

Yazd province with the area of 129,285 km2 (49,917 sq mi)[6] is situated in an oasis where the Dasht-e Kavir desert and the Dasht-e Lut desert meet. The city itself is sometimes called "the bride of the Kavir" because of its location, in a valley between Shir Kuh, the tallest mountain in the region at 4,075 m (13,369 ft) above sea level, and Kharaneq. The city proper is located at 1,203 m (3,947 ft) above sea-level, and covers 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi).

Mountains of YazdEdit

  • South- and Southwestern Mountains

This group is wider than the other ridges and includes Shir Kuh

  • Eastern Mountains

They are located in the east of Yazd province with the highest peaks being Bon Lokht (3002)

Administrative divisionsEdit

 

Yazd Province Population History
Administrative Divisions 2006[4] 2011[5] 2016[1]
Abarkuh County 42,610 46,662 51,552
Ardakan County 66,900 77,758 97,960
Ashkezar County 28,072 33,192 32,566
Bafq County 51,507 41,876 50,845
Behabad County1 15,331 17,221
Khatam County 31,695 35,158 36,562
Marvast County2
Mehriz County 43,363 44,126 51,733
Meybod County 70,728 82,840 99,727
Tabas County3 63,047 69,658
Taft County 45,357 45,145 43,893
Yazd County 515,044 582,682 656,474
Total 958,323 1,074,428 1,138,533
1Separated from Bafq County
2Separated from Khatam County
3Joined South Khorasan province

CitiesEdit

According to the 2016 census, 971,355 people (over 85% of the population of Yazd province) live in the following cities: Abarkuh 27,524, Ahmadabad 6,046, Aqda 1,754, Ardakan 75,271, Ashkezar 19,123, Bafq 45,453, Bafruiyeh 6,939 Behabad 9,232, Hamidiya 51,793, Herat 13,032, Khezrabad 535, Marvast 9,379, Mehrdasht 8,097, Mehriz 34,237, Meybod 80,712, Nadushan 2,351, Nir 1,740, Shahediyeh 18,309, Taft 18,464, Yazd 529,673, and Zarach 11,691.[1]

GalleryEdit

 
Yazd panorama from the Amir Chakhmaq Complex.
 
The Zoroastrian temple of Yazd.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 21. Archived from the original (Excel) on 18 November 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "همشهری آنلاین-استان‌های کشور به ۵ منطقه تقسیم شدند (Provinces were divided into 5 regions)". Hamshahri Online (in Persian). 22 June 2014 [1 Tir 1393, Jalaali]. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 21. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)" (Excel). Iran Data Portal (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 21. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  6. ^ Statoids.com