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  • yazd yazd۱۳۹۶/۰۹/۰۷

    Yazd is one of the oldest cities of Iran with a history of over 5,000 years dating back to the Sassanid period (224 CE to 651 CE). Yazd is the fourth largest province of Iran with an area of 131,575 square kilometers. It is located in central Iran on the rim of the vast desert of Kavir-e Lut. Yazd is one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe. Being separated from the modern areas, the traditional tissue of the city is carefully preserved and protected

    The people living in Yazd province are of Iranian origin and Aryan race.



    They speak Persian with a Yazdi accent. The people of Yazd are mostly Shiite Muslims while Jewish, Zoroastrian and Christian minorities coexist peacefully in the province. Zoroastrians have traditionally constituted a big community in Yazd. Presently, Zoroastrians make up about 10 percent of the town’s population. The Zoroastrians preserve their ancestor’s language and speak Parsi Dari. After the Islamic conquest of Persia the Zoroastrians' fire temple was converted into a mosque but a dignified new fire temple was established 1,300 years later.The fire on the inside has supposedly been burning since 470 AD.