Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Shiraz, Iran.
Shiraz with 1.5 million population is the fifth-most-populous city of Iran. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine, and flowers. In Shiraz industries such as cement production, sugar, fertilizers, textile products, wood products, metalwork and rugs dominate. Shirāz also has a major oil refinery and is also a major center for Iran’s electronic industries: 53% of Iran’s electronic investment has been centered in Shiraz.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.