General characteristics of Yazd province

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Yazd is topographically a varied province including some types such as desert areas, piedmonts and rising regions. Altitude range in different parts of the province varies between 600m above sea level to 4055m. Altitude density which is the continuation of central mountains of Iran in three separate parts, proceeds in a North-West to South-East fashion. In addition, there are also disparate Northern and Southern mountains scattered over the province. The highest peak is located in the South west which has climatic effects on the region. Existence of rising regions such as this, provided the province with the geomorphologic diversity and created remarkable villa areas -mainly in Taft, Mehriz, and Bahabad- in spite of its desert surroundings. Deserts and plains are located in the mid-altitude regions. In general, the most important deserts of the world are located in the large area of Iran plateau, of which, the vast sedimentary Yazd-Ardakan plain is of geographical importance .The plain spreads from Shirkuh’s piedmont in the South and continues with a gentle slope to the Siakuh desert in the North covering a distance about 100 km. The most important desert areas of Yazd are: Dasht-e-Kavir، Saghand Kavir ، Taghestan ، Abarkuh pan ، Marvast، Bahadoran pan، Dare Anjir ،Elah Abad، Zarrin and Siah mountains.