Semnan is located 216 kilometers east of Tehran in the southern hillsides of the Alborz Mountain Range and north of Kavir Plain with the altitude of 1130 meters above the sea level. This city enjoys a dry and temperate climate.
There is a mix of deserts and mountainous landscapes in Semnan. The industry and mines as well as desirable handicrafts and pottery developed the city.
This city is one of the tourist attractions for its natural sights. There are traces of architecture dating back to various eras.