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Mountains and Valleys of Iran’s Kerman Province

30.4N 54.2E

January 21st, 2010 Category: Mountains, Snapshots

Iran - December 14th, 2009

Iran - December 14th, 2009

The altitudes and heights of Kerman Province, Iran, are the continuation of the country’s central mountain ranges. They extend from the volcanic folds beginning in Azarbaijan, and by branching out in the central plateau of Iran, terminate in Baluchestan. These mountain ranges have brought about vast plains in the province of Kerman.

This orthorectified image shows this contrast in topography: the mountains in the upper right quadrant reach heights of over 3200 meters, while the valley below is over 1600 meters lower in elevation.

Bahramgor Protected Area by the Zagros Mountains, Iran

29.4N 55.6E

January 7th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Iran - December 14th, 2009

Iran - December 14th, 2009

The dark area in the upper right quadrant of this orthorectified image is part of the Bahramgor Protected Area, a wildlife sanctuary and reserve. The protected area is located in Kerman Province, Iran, at the south-eastern end of the Zagros Range.

The Zagros Mountains are the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. With a total length of 1,500 km (932 mi), from northwestern Iran, and roughly correlating with Iran’s western border, the Zagros range spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau and ends at the Straits of Hormuz.

Continuation of Iran’s Central Mountain Ranges into Kerman Province

30.8N 56.5E

October 24th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Iran - September 24th, 2009

Iran - September 24th, 2009

This orthorectified image shows part of the province of Kerman, in southeastern Iran. Many of the ridges visible here reach heights of about 1600 meters.

The ridges of Kerman province are the continuation of Iran’s central mountain ranges, which extend from Azarbaijan, branch out across the country’s central plateau, and terminate in Baluchestan.

Several small towns can also be seen at the foot of the mountains in the lower left corner. The largest of these is Zarand, with a population of about 30,000 people.

Ridges of Kerman Province, Iran

31.2N 56.8E

August 27th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Iran - July 16th, 2009

Iran - July 16th, 2009

This orthorectified image focuses on the mountains of Kerman, one of the 30 provinces of Iran, in the south-east of the country. The province of Kerman is the second largest province in the country, at 180,726 kmĀ².

The altitudes and heights of the province are the continuation of the central mountain ranges of Iran. They extend from the volcanic folds beginning in Azarbaijan, and by branching out in the central plateau of Iran, terminate in Baluchestan. Many of the ridges visible in this image reach altitudes of around 1600m.

These mountain ranges have also brought about vast plains in the province of Kerman. Most of the province is largely steppe or sandy desert, although there are some oases where dates, oranges and pistachios are cultivated. The province is dependent on qanats (underground water channels) for its irrigation.

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