KERMAN (Kermān), a province in southeastern Iran; also the name of one of its sub-provinces as well as that of its principal city and capital.

i. Geography.

ii. Historical geography.

iii. Population.

iv. History in the pre-Islamic period. See ii, above; see also CARMANIA.

v. History from the Islamic conquest to the coming of the Mongols.

vi. History from the Mongol conquest to the Safavids. See Supplement.

vii. History in the Safavid period.

viii. History in the Afsharid and Zand period.

ix. History in the Qajar period.

x. History in the Pahlavi period. See Supplement.

xi. History in the Islamic Republic period. See Supplement.

xii. Monuments of Kerman. See Supplement.

xiii. Zoroastrians of Kerman. See ZOROASTRIANS OF IRAN.

xiv. Jewish community of Kerman city.

xv. Carpet industry.

xvi. Languages.

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Originally Published: November 4, 2013

Last Updated: April 20, 2018