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Yazd Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran . It is in the centre of the country , and its administrative center is the city of Yazd . In 2014 it was placed in Region 5 .

The province has an area of 131,575 km² , and according to the most recent divisions of the country , is divided into ten counties : Abarkuh County , Ardakan County , Bafq County , Behabad County , Khatam County , Mehriz County , Meybod County , Ashkezar County , Taft County , and Yazd County . According to the 1996 census , Yazd province had a population of about 750,769, of which 75.1% were urban residents while 24.9% resided in rural areas . At the 2011 census , its population (including Tabas County , which was transferred to South Khorasan Province) was 1,074,428 , in 258,691 families ; excluding Tabas County , its population (as of 2006) was 895,276 , in 241,846 families .

The city of Yazd is the economic and administrative capital of the province and therefore the most heavily populated .



Yazd province with the area of 131,551 km2 (50,792 sq mi) is situated at 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) .

According to the administrative division rules , the Yazd province is divided into 9 counties , each including at least one town and a number of districts , rural districts (dehestans) , and villages .


Mountains of Yazd

·         South- and Southwestern Mountains

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

·         Eastern Mountains

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




Jame Mosque of Yazd

The J?meh Mosque of Yazd is the grand , congregational mosque (J?meh) of Yazd city , within the Yazd Province of Iran . The mosque is depicted on the obverse of the Iranian 200 rials banknote .
The 12th-century mosque is still in use today . It was first built under Ala'oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty . The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365 , and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran .
According to the historians , the mosque was constructed in the site of the Sassanid fire temple and Ala'oddoleh Garshasb commenced building the charming mosque . The previous mosque was constructed by order of Ala'oddoleh Kalanjar in 6th century A.H. , however the main construction of the present building was done by order of "Seyyed Rokn Al-din Mohammad QAZI" .


Kharanaq is a village in Rabatat Rural District , Kharanaq District , Ardakan County , Yazd Province , Iran . At the 2006 census , its population was 433 , in 133 families .

Chak Chak

Chak Chak is a village in Rabatat Rural District , Kharanaq District , Ardakan County , Yazd Province , Iran . At the 2006 census , its existence was noted , but its population was not reported .
The village consists of a pir perched beneath a towering cliff face in the desert of central Iran . It is the most sacred of the mountain shrines of Zoroastrianism . Located near the city of Ardakan in Yazd Province , Chak Chak serves as a pilgrimage point for pious Zoroastrians . Each year from June 14-18 many thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran , India and other countries flock to the fire temple at Pir-e Sabz . Tradition has it that pilgrims are to stop the moment they see the sight of the temple and continue their journey on foot the rest of the way .
In Zoroastrian belief , Chak Chak is where Nikbanou , second daughter of the last pre-Islamic Persian ruler , Yazdegerd III of the Sassanid Empire , was cornered by the invading Arab army in 640 CE . Fearing capture Nikbanou prayed to Ahura Mazda to protect her from her enemies . In response to Nikbanou's pleadings , the mountain miraculously opened up and sheltered her from the invaders .
Notable features of Chak Chak include the ever-dripping spring located at the mountain . Legend has it that these drops are tears of grief that the mountain sheds in remembrance of Nikbanou . Growing beside the holy spring is an immense and ancient tree said to be Nikbanou's cane . Legend also has it that a petrified colorful cloth from Nikbanou was also visible in the rocks , although pilgrims have since removed it .
The actual temple of Chak Chak is a man-made grotto sheltered by two large bronze doors . The shrine enclosure is floored with marble and its walls are darkened by fires kept eternally burning in the sanctuary . In the cliffs below the shrine are several roofed pavilions constructed to accommodate pilgrims .

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

The Amir Chakhmaq Complex is a prominent structure in Yazd , Iran , noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves . It is a mosque located on a square of the same name . It also contains a caravanserai , a tekyeh , a bathhouse , a cold water well , and a confectionery . At night , the building is lit up after twilight hours after sun set with orange lighting in the arched alcoves which makes it a spectacle . During the Iran-Iraq War and the Iraq wars with the United States and Afghanistan , many Iraqis and Afghanis have come to inhabit the Amir Chakhmaq Square .
The mosque is located on a square of the same name , named after Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq , a governor of Yazd during the Timurid dynasty (15th-16th century CE) . Separate living areas for Iraqis and Afghanis are nearby . The complex is situated opposite what was the Yazd Water Museum .

Sarv-e Abarkuh

The Cypress of Abarkuh , also called the Zoroastrian Sarv , is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh in Yazd Province of Iran . It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 metres and circumference of 18 metres . It is estimated to be over four millennia old and is likely the second-oldest living thing in Asia , after the 4,845-year-old bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the Great Basin of California until 2013 . Although not named or officiated , another bristlecone pine also in the Great Basin of California is announced to be 5,062-years-old .