The city of Mehriz (Mehreez) is located 35 km. to the south of Yazd city.It is surrounded by Bafq in east, by Yazd in north, by Taft in west and by the province of Fars in southeast and the province of Kerman in the south west. Mehreez is the place where previously there used to be a group of villages, known as Mehrijerd. This name was attributed to Mehr Negar the daughter of Anushirvan.
About 16 centuries ago, during the end of Sassanide era, Mehreez was under interest due to pleasent natural environment and climate. At that time Mehr Negar the daughter of Anushirvan ordered for the construction of some subterranean wells (qanats) and after flourishing it was reputedly known as Mehrgard. As the time passed the name of Mehrgard was changed to Mehrijerd and now it is called Mehreez.
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