Mount Ararat

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Mount Ararat Արարատ
NEO ararat big.jpg
Satellite picture of Mount Ararat
Highest point
Elevation5,137 metres (16,854 ft), see section
Prominence3,611 m ranked 48th
Isolation379 kilometres (235 mi)
Coordinates39°42.26′N 44°17.5′E
LocationIğdır Province, Turkey
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1840[1]

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 and it was since 1923 with the Traité de Lausanne that the Ararat was placed in the administration of Turkey.

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