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Iran: see YazdYazd
, city (1991 pop. 275,298), capital of Yazd prov., central Iran, in a desert region. The city is known for its elaborate silk products and remains a center for silk weaving. Grain, fruit, vegetables, and nuts are grown, and underground water tunnels exist in the city.
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a city in Iran, administrative center of the chief guber-natorial region of Yezd. Population, 98, 000 (1971). Railroadstation and highway junction. Yezd has textile and food andcondiments industries and produces silk, carpets, and other handicraft items.

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, Yezd
a city in central Iran: a major centre of silk weaving. Pop.: 436 000 (2005 est.)
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In 1747 they commissioned two doctors to go to Yezd in Persia, where they had heard the Gebri lived.
Nayo, who is working for a German programme whose aim is to preserve peoples in danger of extinction, states that he recently discovered the word `yezidi' engraved in cuneiform characters on a third-millennium Sumerian tablet.(29) As for the Yezidis themselves, they say their religion was founded in the town of Yezd in Iran around 2020 B.C.