Semnan is Home to Largest Salt Flat of the World: Researcher
AN Iranian researcher believes that the world’s largest salt flat is located in the northern Iranian province of Semnan.
“This piece of land is located in the central desert (Kavir-e Markazi) of Semnan,” Dr. Parviz Kardavani stated, “It covers an area of over 100,000 square kilometers.”
Pointing to the vast mineral reserves of the large salt flat, the Tehran University professor added that the land is of high economic significance.
“You can also find milkweed bushes here, which are used in silk production industry,” the veteran Iranian researcher implied, adding “the silk which is produced from these plants is very softer than ordinary silk.”
In addition, he uttered, the salt flat could be regarded as a main site for attracting tourists, pointing to the untapped planting potential of the area.
“Moreover, local officials can boost tourism industry in the province by encouraging interested investors,” Kardavani said, noting that the country’s largest marshland is also located near the city of Shahrud, another part of Semnan Province.
r. Kardavani has been studying the deserts of Iran for 40 years