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Kerman province
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Kerman province

Kerman is one of the 28 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-east of the country. Its center is Kerman. The province of Kerman is the third largest in Iran, 180,000 kmē. The population of the province is about 2 million. Most of the province is largely steppe or sandy desert, although there are some oases where dates, oranges (said to be the best in Iran) and pistachios are cultivated. The province is dependent on ghanats (underground water channels) for its irrigation. In the central parts there is a mountain region with Mt. Hezar being the highest peak, 4465 meters from the sea.

The capital of the province is the city of Kerman, population 360,000. Other major cities are Sirjan, Bam, Rafsanjan, Mahan.

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Provinces of Iran
Ardabil | Bushehr | Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari | East Azarbaijan | Esfahan | Fars | Guilan | Golestan | Hamadan | Hormozgan | Ilam | Kerman | Kermanshah | Khorasan | Khuzestan | Kohkiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad | Kurdistan | Lorestan | Markazi | Mazandaran | Qazvin | Qom | Semnan | Sistan and Baluchistan | Tehran | West Azarbaijan | Yazd | Zanjan