Shiraz (//; Persian: شیراز, Šīrāz, Persian pronunciation: [ʃiːˈrɒːz], pronunciation (help·info)) is the sixth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province (Old Persian as Pârsâ).
Yazd (Persian: یزد [jæzd] (help·info)) is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. At the 2011 census, the population was 1,074,428 in 270٬575 families.
Isfahan, historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan,