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Kerman is the largest province of Iran located in the south east of Iran. The city of Kerman is the capital of this province with the height of 1755 meters above the sea level as the second-highest city in Iran. In the census of 2016, the population of Kerman was 537,718. Kerman is mostly surrounded by mountains. Archeological mountains to the north east, Mountain range of Polvar with highest peak of 4233 meters to the east in which the second longest tunnel of Iran exists to connect this cold area to the Lut desert -the first UNESCO world natural heritage Site of Iran- where houses the hottest spot on the earth and the alpine mountain of Joopar with an altitude of 4135 meters, to the sought of Kerman.
The economy of Kerman is mainly based on farming, mining, carpet weaving industry and automotive in which some important car factories of the country exist. The copper mine of Sarcheshmeh in the north east of Kerman province is the second biggest copper mine in the world after the one in Chile. Kerman is the biggest producer of quality Pistachio in Iran and all over the world. Carpet weaving is a very old tradition in Kerman. The oldest carpet found in Kerman dates to 16th century.
Kerman is one of the major tourist destinations in Iran in terms of culture, history, archeology and nature. It is notable to indicate that the province of Kerman is home to the most UNESCO world heritage sites in Iran.