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Rafsanjan (Persian: رفسنجان, romanized: Rafsanjān [ɾæfsænˈdʒɒːn], also Romanized as Rafsanjān and Rafsinjān; also known as Bahrāmābād) is a city in the Central District of Rafsanjan County, Kerman province, Iran. It is both capital of the county and of the district.
At the 2006 National Census, its population was 136,388 in 33,489 households. The following census in 2011 counted 151,420 people in 39,281 households. The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 161,909 people in 47,013 households.
Rafsanjan is the biggest producer of pistachios in the world. The Sarcheshmeh copper mines are among the largest in the world. In addition, the biggest and oldest house in the world is in Rafsanjan. The city is also a major center of carpet production. The carpets are sold as Kermani rugs rather than Rafsanjani ones.
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- OpenStreetMap contributors (4 July 2023). "Rafsanjan, Rafsanjan County" (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 08. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
- Rafsanjan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080584" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 08. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)" (Excel). Iran Data Portal (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 08. Retrieved 19 December 2022.