Zarach, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Zarch District.
Zarch is located in Iran
Coordinates: 31°59′28″N 54°13′55″E / 31.99111°N 54.23194°E / 31.99111; 54.23194Coordinates: 31°59′28″N 54°13′55″E / 31.99111°N 54.23194°E / 31.99111; 54.23194
Country  Iran
Province Yazd
County Yazd
Bakhsh Zarch
Population (2006)
 • Total 9,979
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Zarch (Persian: زارچ‎‎, also Romanized as Zārch or Zārch; also known as Zarej and Zārj)[1] is a city in and the capital of Zarch District, in Yazd County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 9,979, in 2,447 families.[2]

Zarch is situated 5 km west of the Yazd city. This city has the longest and oldest Kariz in the world with length 71 km and over 3,000 years of age in the world.[3]


  1. ^ Zarach, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089023" 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. 
  3. ^ p. 4 of Mays, L. (2010-08-30). Ancient Water Technologies. Springer. ISBN 978-90-481-8631-0.