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Semnan

Semnan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the north of the country, and the center is Semnan. The province of Semnan covers an area of 96,816 square kilometers and stretches along the Alborz mountain range and borders to Dasht-e Kavir desert in its southern parts.

Counties of the province include Semnan, Aradan, Damghan, Shahrud, Mehdishahr, Meyami, Sorkheh, and Garmsar. In 1996, the province had a population of about 501,000, and in 2005 Semnan city had a population of 119,778, and the city of Shahrud, which accounts for being the largest city of this province, had a population of 231,831.

The province is divided into two parts: a mountainous region, and the plains at the foot of the mountains.

Semnan can be divided into sixteen sectors from the old days of Avesta. During the Medes and Achaemenid periods, it was accounted for being one of the largest provinces of the empire.

During the Islamic era, Semnan was part of the historical region of Gomess or Komesh, and the Silk Road paved its way from the midst of this region. Needless to say, the province was witness to numerous wars.

The Cultural Historical Heritage Organization of Iran lists 470 sites of historical and cultural heritage such as palaces, forts, castles, caravansaries, and badgirs, in Semnan. In addition to these there are various religious and sacred places as well.

Tourist attractions:

Ghasr-e Bahram Caravanserai

Darband Cave

Shirband Cave

Darvar Village

Kalateh rodbar Village

Shahcheraghi Dam Lake

Tepal forbedden huntin area

 parvar Protected Area

  Gholghol Springs

Abr Forests (Cloud Forest)

Bayazid Bastami Mosque

pahne Bath

Ibrahim Khan Home

House of Tadayon

 

 

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