Fotohof edition 2006, Band 69
Yazd "Jewel of the Desert", Yazd "City of Wind Towers", Yazd ...
In trying to inform ourselves about this city, we will eventually encounter these and other designations. We will also soon find out that the city of Yazd is situated at about 1,200 m above sea level in a shallow valley in central Iran, covers an area of 2,397 km², is the capital of a province of the same name and has about 500,000 inhabitants. (Preface: Nariman Mansouri und Stephan Schwarz)