Kerman which is also romanized as Kermun and Karmana, known in ancient times as the satrapy of Carmania, is the capital city of Kerman Province. At the 2011 census, its population was 821,394, making it the 10th most populous city of Iran.

It is the largest and most developed city in Kerman Province and one of the most important cities in the southeast of Iran. It is also one of the largest cities of Iran in terms of area. Kerman is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage. The city is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples. Kerman became the capital city of Iranian dynasties several times during its history. It is located on a large, flat plain, 800 km (500 mi) south-east of Tehran, the capital of Iran.