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    (Wikipedia) - Zarand, Iran For other places with the same name, see Zarand (disambiguation). Zarand زرند Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
    Coordinates: 30°48′46″N 56°33′50″E / 30.81278°N 56.56389°E / 30.81278; 56.56389Coordinates: 30°48′46″N 56°33′50″E / 30.81278°N 56.56389°E / 30.81278; 56.56389
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    Zarand (Persian: زرند‎) is a city in and the capital of Zarand County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 54,745, in 12,992 families.

    It is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) northwest of the provincial capital of Kerman.

    On February 22, 2005, a major earthquake killed hundreds of residents in the town of Zarand and several nearby villages in north Kerman. (See 2005 Zarand earthquake.)

    Southwest of Tehran, Iran, halfway between Tehran and Saveh, there is a plain also called Zarand. Zavyeh and Mamounieh are two small towns on this plain.

    A crater on Mars is named after this city.

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