|Mount Ararat Արարատ|
Satellite picture of Mount Ararat
|Elevation||5,137 metres (16,854 ft), see section|
|Prominence||3,611 m ranked 48th|
|Isolation||379 kilometres (235 mi)|
|Location||Iğdır Province, Turkey|
Mount Ararat (Armenian: Արարատ) is the tallest peak in the Armenian Highlands and modern-day Turkey. The mountain is always capped with snow, and it is a dormant volcano. It is in Iğdır Province, near the northeast corner of Turkey, 16 km west of Iran and 32 km south of the Armenian border.
History[change | change source]
The people and area who lived in this area was the Armenian kingdom of Ararat (in Assyrian: Urartu). The former lived here for nearly 3000 years. In 1923 the Treaty of Lausanne put Ararat placed in the administration of Turkey. It is a national symbol of Armenia and an object of irredentism.
Gallery[change | change source]
Ararat, from a Western Armenia perspective
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