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Yazd is located in the center of the province. Its population is 656474 persons, its area is 2482 km2. It includes four counties (Yazd, Zarch, Shahedieh and Hamidia), two main districts and four rural districts. In fact more than half of the province's population lives in this city. Yazd's location is of great importance both geographically and politically. The necessary infrastructures for trading have been provided by Yazd customs. Commercially, this city has a considerable cold storage capacity and many ware-houses. In spite of limited water resources in the province, in this city, agricultural products such as wheat, barley, saffron, pomegranate, pistachio, grapes, greenhouse products, and livestock products such as cow's milk are produced. The most important tourist attractions of the province are located in this city, such as: Jameh-e-kabir Mosque, Ziaieh School, Amir Chaghmagh Complex, Bagh-e-Dolat Abad and Zoroastrians' Fire Temple. From the most important benefits of investigation in this city it can be can be pointed to: being the capital of the province, suitable infrastructures for industrial development such as industrial parks and special economic zone, investors’ easy access to target markets, technical and engineering services needed for industrial activities, remedial services, higher education, better services, expert labor force and valuable historical texture.