Birjand

Birjand

Birjand (Persian: بیرجند;[3] [biːɾˈdʒæːnd] ⓘ)[a] is a city in the Central District of Birjand County, South Khorasan province, Iran, and serves as capital of both the county and the district.[5] The city is known for its saffron, barberry, jujube, and handmade carpet exports.[6] At the 2006 census, the population of the city was 157,848 in 41,341 households.[7] The following census in 2011 counted 178,020 people in 48,130 households.[8] The 2016 census showed a population of 203,636 people in 57,745 households.[2]