Semnan Province (Persian: استان سمنان, Ôstâň-e Śemnân ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the north of the country, and its 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.
|• Governor-general||Alireza Ashnagar|
|• Total||97,491 km2 (37,641 sq mi)|
|• Density||6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+03:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+04:30 (IRST)|
|Main language(s)||Semnani languages, Persian|
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The province was made part of Region 1 following the division of the provinces into 5 regions, solely for coordination and development purposes, on June 22, 2014.
Counties of the province include Semnan County, Aradan County, Damghan County, Shahrud County, Mehdishahr County, Meyami County, Sorkheh County& Garmsar County. In 1996, the province had a population of about 501,000 (631,218 in 2011), and in 2005 the city of Semnan (the capital of the province) had a population of 119,778, while the city of Shahrud, which is actually the largest city of this province, had a population of 231,831.