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"Khabis" redirects here. For the village in Fars Province, see Khabis, Fars.
For the administrative subdivision, see Shahdad District. For the villages in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, see Shahdad-e Kahir and Shahdad-e Shiru.
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Shahdad is located in Iran
Coordinates: 30°25′03″N 57°42′24″E / 30.41750°N 57.70667°E / 30.41750; 57.70667Coordinates: 30°25′03″N 57°42′24″E / 30.41750°N 57.70667°E / 30.41750; 57.70667
Country  Iran
Province Kerman
County Kerman
Bakhsh Shahdad
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,097
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shahdad (Persian: شهداد‎‎, also Romanized as Shahdād; formerly, Khabīs)[1] is a city in and the capital of Shahdad District, in Kerman County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,097, in 1,010 families.[2]

Shahdad is the centre of Shahdad district which includes smaller cities and villages such as Sirch, Anduhjerd, Chehar Farsakh, Go-diz, Keshit, Ibrahim Abad, Joshan and Dehseif.

The driving distance from Kerman city to Shahdad is 95 km. Shahdad is located at the edge of the Lut desert. The local climate is hot and dry. The main agricultural produce is date fruits.

Ancient bronze flag, Shahdad Kerman, Iran

There are many castles and caravanserais at Shahdad and around. Examples are the Shafee Abaad castle and the Godeez castle. North of town the Aratta civilization village and dwarf humans are said to have existed since 6,000 BC. Sharain of emam Zadeh Zeyd, south of town, is the most respected religious site of Shahdad.

The oldest metal flag in human history was found in this city.


  1. ^ Shahdad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083959" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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