Semnan Province is located in southern skirts of Alborz mountain range. Actually, it is in the boundary of Alborz Mountains and Dasht-e-Kavir (Great Salt Desert), so it has both desert and mountain attractions and landscapes. For example forest ecosystems in northern parts and desert ecosystems in central and southern parts are its major tourist attractions.
The city of Semnan, the capital of Semnan Province, used to be one of the cities of Vern or Verneh historical state in ancient times.
Agriculture is not suitable in Semnan due to semi-arid climate and water shortage, but its handicrafts are very popular and show its rich cultural heritage.