Semnan City

Semnan is located 216 kilometers east of Tehran in north central Iran. It is home to Semnani languages and is known as Seman locally.
Entrance to the Citadel of Semnan
The township of Semnan is confined to the limits of the township of Garmsar from east, to the township of Damqan from west, and to the north are Mazandaran province and the township of Firooz Kooh. The center of the township of Semnan is the city of Semnan which is at a distance of 221 km. from Tehran. This city lies on the route from Tehran to Khorassan province, both on the road and railway network. At the beginning of the 4th century AH., Semnan was the realm of the Al Ziyad dynasty after which the Al Booyeh dynasty ruled. In those periods the cities of Gomess were considered as part of the Daylam territory.

In the year 427 AH., the Turks of Qaz, were liable for vast damages in this vicinity, and in the year 618 AH., the city was raised to shambles during the Mongol invasion. Later on, during the Safavid and Qajar eras, the city thrived once again. Today, it is a flourishing and beautiful city. Past historians have made repeated mention of the said in their records.

Climate:
The city of Semnan enjoys the traditional four seasons of spring, summer, winter, and autumn each year.
The rain season starts in December and lasts all the way into May, however, precipitation throughout the winter months generally falls in the form of light snow, and the rest of the precipitation throughout the rain season is generally very light to moderate. During some winters, moisture-abundant blizzards make their way down from the Alborz mountains from the north of the city and dump several centimeters of snow in a single twenty-four-hour period. These blizzards force the closure of the airport, schools, small streets, and alleyways. As a result of the city's position in a semi-arid plain, many winter days are dominated by a cold and gusty wind that often produces a potent windchill factor which makes the city feel much colder than the actual air temperature. According to Iranian Meteorology reports, Semnan experiences around 48 days in which the temperature falls below freezing each year.
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Entrance to the Citadel of Semnan
Emarat-e Baadgir - Semnan
Semnan
Entrance to the Citadel of Semnan
Semnan
Entrance to the Citadel of Semnan
Baadgir mansion - Semnan
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Semnan
Category: Mosques
Founded under Fath-Ali Shah in the 1820s, this mosque is a large courtyard affair with four iwans at the cardinal points – the higher east and west ones offer a ...
Semnan bazaar was constructed in the early Qajar period, and comprises of two sections, named as the northern and western sectors. The northern segment is vast, ...
Category: Villages
Due to natural features, such as being located in the mountainous or near the fringes of the desert the rural settlements of Semnan province uphold special characteristics. ...
Category: Mosques
Semnan Central Mosque (Jame Mosque) was constructed in the 1st century AH on the site of the ruins of an ancient Fire Temple. Evidences can be noted here from the ...
Category: Handicrafts
Handicrafts in this province are the following: Kilims or coarsely woven carpets, a variety of calico or 'block printed' articles, earthenware, ceramics, ...
The forests areas of the province are the natural forests located in the northern fringes which are the continuation of the mountainous forests of the Alborz mountains, ...
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