Area: 183,285 km²
Population: 3,164,718
Capital: Kerman
Language: Persian

Kermān Province (Persian: Ostān-e Kermān) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Kermān is in the southeast of Iran with its administrative center in the city of Kermān. Mentioned in ancient times as the Achaemenid satrapy of Carmania, it is the second-largest province of Iran with an area of 180,726 km2, that encompasses nearly 11% of the land area of Iran.

About Kerman Province

Kermān province is considered a paradise for paleontologists because of an abundance of vertebrate fossils from different geological eras. Fossils include Placodermi, jawed and jawless armored fish dating back to the Devonian period (395 to 365 million years ago), dinosaurs (195 to 66 million years ago) and mammals from the Tertiary period (ranging from two to seventy million years ago). The history of human settlements in the territory of Kermān dates back to the 4th millennium BC. This area is considered as one of the ancient regions of Iran and valuable historical vestiges have been discovered here.

Jiroft is an example, where a previously unknown settlement dating back to around 2500 BC has been established by archeologists. Kermān has an abundance of historical sites and landmarks, 283 in total, according to Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization. Ancient abandoned citadels such as Arg-e Bam and Rāyen Castle have been preserved in the desert for 2,000 years. Historical documents refer to Kermān as “Karmania” (in Ancient Greek 292 Kermān ProvinceΚαρμανία), “Kermānia”, “Germania”, “Carmonia”, and “Žermanya”, which means bravery and combat. Geographers have recorded Kermān’s ancient name as “Go’asheer” (Bardesheer).

The altitudes and heights of the province are the continuation of the central mountain ranges of Iran. They extend from the volcanic folds beginning in Azerbaijān and, terminate in Baluchestan by branching out in the central plateau of Iran. These mountain ranges have brought about vast plains in the province. The Bashagard and Kouh-e Banan Mountains are the highest in this region and include peaks such as Toqrol, Aljerd, Palvar, Sirach, Abareq and Tahroud.

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 Qanāts (underground water channels) for its irrigation. The climate in the province varies across regions. The north, northwest, and central areas experience a dry and moderate climate, whereas in the south and southeast, the weather is warm and relatively humid. The average temperature during the months of March–June has been recorded as 20-25 °C. These months are the most suitable for traveling and tourism.

Kermān is among several provinces in Iran with a strong cultural heritage, which is expressed in the local accent, poetry, local music, handicrafts and customs that Kermān has introduced to the world.

Cement, Housing, Food and Dairy, Soft Drinks, Sugar, Coal, Copper, Iron, Coal, Chromite, Titanium, Pistachio, World’s best dates, Walnut.

Handicrafts

Handicrafts

Food & Drink

Due to its variety of ethnic groups and the neighboring cultures impact, the cuisine of Iran is diverse. vegetables are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. To achieve a balanced taste, characteristic flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed delicately and used in some special dishes. Onion and garlic are commonly used in the preparation of the accompanying course, but are also served separately during meals, either in raw or pickled form. Iranian best foods include:

Persian Kebabs

Qeymeh

Dizi

Qormeh Sabzi

Persian Rice

Aash-e Reshteh

Khoresht-e fesenjan

Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

Kookoo or Kuku

Tahchin

Abgousht-e Bademjan & kashk

Abgousht-e Zireh

Boz Ghormeh Stew

Khoresht-e Aloucheh

Kashk-e Kadou