Township, spreading on an area of 7000 sq. km, is located
18 km southwest of Yazd on Yazd-Shiraz Road.
city’s proximity to Mount Shirkouh (4075m) has given it
a mild and pleasant weather, which has endowed the
township with many beautiful and temperate resorts and
has 2 main districts: Nir and Markazi, and the nine rural
districts of Shirkouh, Islamieh, Ali-abad, Nasr-abad,
Poshtkouh (Zardain), Banadkouh, Dehshir, Sakhvid, and
Garizat. Its main cities are Nir and Taft, which is the
pomegranate plantation as well as silkworm centers the
province. Taft’s pomegranates are so fine that a large
number of them are packed for other regions. Its peaches,
too, are quite famous throughout Iran.
the villages of Taft are located around Shirkouh Mountain,
as if they have cordoned it. There are hundreds of Islamic
and pre-Islamic sites, buildings and holy precincts and
shrines in these villages, some of which had been
populated even in pre-Islamic centuries.