Yazd lies at center of  Iran, to the north and east lie the deserts Dashte-Kavìr and Dasht-e Lut. Yazd is an important manufacturing center with cotton, silk, and wool textile mills; a steel plant, a factory making water purification and filtration equipment; carpet-weaving workshops; and food-processing enterprises. Yazd sits on the main highway and rail line fromTehran to Bandar