|Elevation||670 m (2,200 ft)|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||IRDT (UTC+4:30)|
Lamerd (Persian: لامرد, also Romanized as Lāmerd and Lāmard; also known as Tarakma) is a city in and the capital of Lamerd County, Fars Province, Iran. The population was 21,365 with 4,021 families as of the 2006 census. Its main industries are based on its rich natural gas sources. Tabnak, Homa, Shanol, Varavi are important Gas Zones in this area. Lamerd Airport serves the city.
The people of Lamerd are descendants of thousands of Lurs people who settled there. There are many similarities between the Lamerdi and Luri dialects. The indigenous people of Lamerd are known as the "Tarakma".
As of 2011 aluminum and steel factories were under construction in the region. Lamerd International Airport opened in 1964, with flights to Tehran, Shiraz, Lar, Lavan and international flights to Kuwait, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
Historically business in Lamerd required travel to other Persian Gulf states. Hazrdhshykh in the city center includes shopping centers. Workers in the oil and gas field stay here en route to reach Assaluyeh and Parsian.
Earlier, Lamerd produced mainly tobacco. However palm and wheat were added thereafter.
- Lamerd can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3072848" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- Lamerd, Iran
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