|Elevation||1,760 m (5,770 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
Sirjan (Persian: سيرجان, romanized: Sirjân [siːɾˈdʒɒːn], also Romanized as Sīrjān; formerly Sa‘īdābād) is a city in the Central District of Sirjan County, Kerman province, in the south of Iran, and serves as both capital of the county and of the district. The city is 960 km (600 mi) from the Iranian capital of Tehran, and 175 km (109 mi) from the provincial capital of Kerman. It is known for its pistachios, Kilim and its wind towers, locally known as Bādgir-e Chopoqi (calumet louver).
At the 2006 National Census, the city's population was 167,014 in 40,605 households. The following census in 2011 counted 185,623 people in 51,088 households. The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 199,704 people in 58,756 households.
Once containing extensive and thick forests, at present the total area of counties forests which are scattered throughout the region in a natural reserved area is around 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres) containing trees and shrubs such as turpentines, conifers and dwarf maples amongst many others.
Sirjan is a historic city with culture. There are historical and cultural monuments in the city of Sirjan.
Universities and higher education centers
University of Technology, Sirjan
Sirjan University of Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution that was established in 1992. This university, which was established by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, offers courses and programs that lead to obtaining official degrees from higher education. Sirjan University of Technology also provides many university and non-university facilities and services including library and administrative services to students.
Historical sites, ancient artifacts and tourism
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 southern Iran. With established strategic roads for domestic supply of goods as well as great access to Bandar E Abbas for exportation of goods.
Sirjan campus of Kerman University of Medical Sciences is in Sirjan, called Sirjan School of Medical Sciences and is affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences is established in 2010 with more than 500 undergraduate students.
Tomb of Mire Zobeyr
Tomb of Shah Firooz
The first name of Sirjan was Sirgan or Samangan. For the sake of the Arabs, the change was made in the pronunciation of it. Afterwards, it turned into Sirjan.
Sirjan has several of the largest companies within its 100 km (62 mi) radius. Gole Gohar Iron Ore Mine is the countries' largest with estimated $2.8 billion valuation. 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.
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 first 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.
Heavy rain in sirjan
The Stone Garden in Sirjan
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