- Kerman is 1076 km (645 miles) southeast of Tehran and 370 km (222 miles) southeast of Yazd. Its population is over 310,000 with an altitude of 1,860m (6138').
- It is said that Kerman was founded by Ardeshir I, founder of Sassanian Dynasty in the early 3rd century.
- There are numerous interesting sights in and around Kerman. Kerman has relied on production of carpet since Safavid Period and is a world famous carpet town.
- There is a Zoroastrian minority in Kerman but a lot smaller than Yazd.