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Central Iran

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Central Iran lies at the heart of the country, home to major cities and travel destinations like Esfahan, the capital Tehran, and the holy city of Qom.

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Map of Central Iran


  Fars
the original homeland of the Persian people
  Isfahan (province)
  Kerman (province)
a paradise for palaeontologists
  Semnan (province)
  Qom (province)
  Tehran (province)
Iran's most densely populated region, with Mount Damavand reaching 5,678 m
  Yazd (province)
situated at an oasis where the deserts Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut meet

Cities[edit]

  • 1 Esfahan
  • 2 Kashan
  • 3 Kerman
  • 4 Qom
  • 5 Shiraz
  • 6 Tehran
  • 7 Yazd

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Pasargad — the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, and home to the Tomb of Cyrus.
  • 2 Persepolis — a historical site 60 km north of Shiraz that used to be a ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC.

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Two great deserts extend over much of central Iran: the Dasht-e Lut is covered largely with sand and rocks, and the Dasht-e Kavir is covered mainly with salt. Both deserts are inhospitable and virtually uninhabited.

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