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barfkhanah ( snow house) mountain tezerjan village taft city
Taft is located 18 kilometers to the west of the city of Yazd. The mountainous and scenic city of Taft consists of two districts: central and Nir. Population of 46,700 is scattered in the area of 6048 square kilometers.

Taft is mountainous and includes the highest peak of the province, Shirkooh with 4075 meter. Due to the hot weather if the city of Yazd during summer, many people take refuge to the remote mountainous villages around the city. Most of such villages are located in Taft. Some of those villages include: DehbAlA, TezerjAn, Poshtkooh, Zardein, Sakhvid, Banadkook, SAnij, Kahdooyieh, AliAbAd and NasrAbAd.

The name of Taft has been mentioned in many historical books since the 9th century A.H. Dr. BAstAni PArizi, one of the renowned historians has annotated the name of the city of Taft to the extreme summer heat of the desert. The name, Taft has also been synonymous to a fruit basket and it seems that this meaning is more suitable for the city as Taft’s weather is pleasant during summer.

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  • Copyright: saeid movahedi (movahedi) (44)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2005-01-31
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-12-05 19:53
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