Sirjan

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Sirjan
Sirjān
city
Sirjan is located in Iran
Sirjan
Sirjan
Coordinates: 29°27′07″N 55°40′53″E / 29.45194°N 55.68139°E / 29.45194; 55.68139Coordinates: 29°27′07″N 55°40′53″E / 29.45194°N 55.68139°E / 29.45194; 55.68139
Country  Iran
Province Kerman
County Sirjan
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 1,730 m (5,680 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 170,916
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sirjan (Persian: سيرجان‎, also Romanized as Sīrjān; formerly, Sa‘īdābād)[1] is a city in and the capital of Sirjan County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 170,916, in 40,605 families.[2]

At 1730 m, it is situated in a depression between the southern Zagros mountains to the west and the Kuh-e Bidkhan massif to the east. It is well known for its pistachios and "geleem" rugs and also for its Badgiir Choppoghi (calument louver).

This city was established in the Sasanian era and has several mineral sources including coal, iron, copper, stone and gold.

Today the city is witnessing great economic growth mainly due to its industrial sector as well as its key location in the heart of south Iran. With established strategic roads for domestic supply of goods as well as great access to Bandar E Abbas for exportation of goods.

Industry[edit]

Sirjan has several of the largest companies within its 100 km radius. Gole Gohar Iron Ore Mine is the countries' largest with estimated $2.8B valuation. Mese Sar Cheshmeh is also the countries' largest copper mine just 60 km north of Sirjan. PolyTech Of Sirjan Co., with over 400 employees, is the largest domestic manufacturer in the city's Industrial Town. Gold Iran under license from LG is also a major player in the city with 1,200 employees and a location in the Special Economic Zone. LG assembles most of its Iranian market digital products in this location.

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by the Sirjan Airport (IATA: SYJICAO: OIKY). The city also has railway station near the airport.

Future plan/development[edit]

Sirjan Petrochemical Co. is currently gathering its second round of investments in order to establish the first Petrochemical Facility in the Kerman Province.

Mereekh Market (Part of Mereekh Food Ind. Group) plans to develop the fist multi-store shopping center in the city's downtown area. The estimated project is reported to cost $20M.

Special Economic Zone, Industrial Town #1, and Industrial Town #2 continue to grow its factory base.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sirjan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3085890" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.