Sirjan is located at a distance of 1,099 km. from Tehran, and lies in the west of the province. In its eastern sector are the townships of Bardseer and Baft and to its northern limits Shahr-e-Babak. The provinces of Fars and Hormozgan stand to its west and south respectively. Sirjan is in the plains, with the peaks of the Panj Tan mountains to the north, the Beed Khan or Chahar Gonbad in the central sector, and the Lalezar in the east. Sirjan witnesses warm and dry weather in the summer, with moderate climate in winter. The ruins of the old city of Sirjan have been discovered near Sa'eed Abad, en route to Baft. These finds prove that this city was one of the oldest territories of the province and Iran.
This city was established in the Sasanian era and has several mineral sources including coal, iron, copper, stone and gold. Today the city is witnessing great economic growth mainly due to its industrial sector as well as its key location in the heart of south Iran. With established strategic roads for domestic supply of goods as well as great access to Bandar E Abbas for exportation of goods.
Sirjan means "being tired of life" in Persian, although that's the literal translation. "Sir" means full and "Jan" means life, hence Sirjan implies "full of life". It used to be a place for exiled convicts in the past. As of now, Sirjan is a common name all over the world.