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Birjand is the east Iranian provincial capital of South Khorasan and the centre of the county Birjand resp. Quhestan, known for its saffron, barberry, rug and handmade carpet exports. The city is located on the "Silk Road" and has a dry climate with significant difference between day and night temperatures.

The Birjand citadel has an area of 3000 m² and dates back to the Safavid era. It originally had 7 towers of which, six stand today. It is the city's oldest monument and the initial part of it. Some underground tunnels connected the citadel to other important sites of the city.

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