formerly also known as Yezd, is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is
located 270 km southeast of Esfahan. At the 2011 census, the population was
486,152. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd
has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the "City of
Windcatchers" from its many examples. It is also very well known for its
Zoroastrian fire temples, ab anbars, qanats, yakhchals, Persian handicrafts,
handwoven cloth, silk weaving, and its time-honored confectioneries.
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