SAMNAN, SIMNAN, or SEMNAN, a small province of Persia, which, including the city and district of Damghan, is generally known as " Samnan va Damghan. " It is bounded on the W. by the districts of Khar (the ancient Choara) and F^ruzkuh, on the N. by Mazandaran, and on the E. by Shahrud and Bostam. In the S. it extends beyond the oasis of Jendek in the desert N. of Yezd. Its northern part is still known as Komush or Komish, the ancient Commisene. The revenue amounts to about 7000 per annum.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)