Yazd Province tourist information
Yazd Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran . It is in the centre of the country , and its administrative center is the city of Yazd . In 2014 it was placed in Region 5 .
The province has an area of 131,575 km² , and according to the most recent divisions of the country , is divided into ten counties : Abarkuh County , Ardakan County , Bafq County , Behabad County , Khatam County , Mehriz County , Meybod County , Ashkezar County , Taft County , and Yazd County . According to the 1996 census , Yazd province had a population of about 750,769, of which 75.1% were urban residents while 24.9% resided in rural areas . At the 2011 census , its population (including Tabas County , which was transferred to South Khorasan Province) was 1,074,428 , in 258,691 families ; excluding Tabas County , its population (as of 2006) was 895,276 , in 241,846 families .
The city of Yazd is the economic and administrative capital of the province and therefore the most heavily populated .
Yazd province with the area of 131,551 km2 (50,792 sq mi) is situated at an oasis where the Dasht-e Kavir desert and the Dasht-e Lut desert meet . The city itself 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 4,075 m (13,369 ft) above sea level , and Kharaneq . The city proper is located at 1,203 m (3,947 ft) above sea-level , and covers 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi) .
According to the administrative division rules , the Yazd province is divided into 9 counties , each including at least one town and a number of districts , rural districts (dehestans) , and villages .
Mountains of Yazd
· South- and Southwestern Mountains
This group is wider than the other ridges and includes Shir Kuh
· Eastern Mountains
They are located in east of Yazd province with the highest peaks being Bon Lokht (3002) .