Zarand, Iran

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Zarand is located in Iran
Coordinates: 30°48′46″N 56°33′50″E / 30.81278°N 56.56389°E / 30.81278; 56.56389Coordinates: 30°48′46″N 56°33′50″E / 30.81278°N 56.56389°E / 30.81278; 56.56389
Country  Iran
Province Kerman
County Zarand
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 54,745
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Zarand[1] (Persian: زرند‎‎) is a city in and the capital of Zarand County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 54,745, in 12,992 families.[2]

It is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) northwest of the provincial capital of Kerman.

On February 22, 2005, a major earthquake killed hundreds of residents in the town of Zarand and several nearby villages in north Kerman. (See 2005 Zarand earthquake.)

Southwest of Tehran, Iran, halfway between Tehran and Saveh, there is a plain also called Zarand. Zavyeh and Mamounieh are two small towns on this plain.

A crater on Mars is named after this city.[3]


  1. ^ Zarand, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089009" 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. ^ See List of craters on Mars.