Mount Ararat

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Mount Ararat Ağrı Dağı
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Satellite picture of Mount Ararat
Highest point
Elevation5,137 metres (16,854 ft), see section
Prominence3,611 m ranked 48th
Isolation379 km (235 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates39°42.26′N 44°17.5′E
LocationIğdır Province, Turkey
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1840[1]

Mount Ararat (Turkish: Ağrı Dağı; 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.

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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.

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