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Yazd City in Iran Inscribed on World Heritage List


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Yazd became first UNESCO-listed Iranian city where people still live. It is also the world's largest inhabited adobe city.

The World Heritage Committee voted in favor of it on Sunday during the committee's 41st session in Krakow, Poland.

Almost 200 hectares of 2,270-hectare historical texture now boast world heritage status.

Yazd is the first adobe (mud brick) city of the World and the second historical city after Venice in Italy

The city is known for its adobe architecture, Zoroastrian fire temples and tall structures known as Badgirs (wind-catchers), which in ancient times functioned as natural ventilation in large buildings. 

Yazd is home of UNESCO-listed Ancient Persian qanats and Dolat Abad Garden, too.

It is 22nd world heritage site of Iran is recognized by UNESCO and with 22 sites, Iran is ranked first in the Middle East and eleventh in worldwide.