High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yazd (pronounced /jæzd/) (In Persian: ), is the capital of Yazd province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. THe city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. IN 2005 it had an estimated population of 433,836 people. IN 2006 it had an estimated population of 505,037. BEcause of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. IT is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its sweet shops. YAzd with the area of 131,551km² is situated at an oasis where the Dasht-e Kavir desert and the Dasht-e Lut desert meet, the city is sometimes called "the bride of the Kavir" because of its location, in a valley between Shir Kuh, the tallest mountain in the region at 4075 m. Above sea level, and Kharaneq. THe city itself is located at 1203 m. Above sea-level, and covers 16,000 km².