Nemrut (volcano)

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Turkey also has a mountain called Nemrut
Nemrut Dağı
Nemrut Vulcano.jpg
Satellite view from 2001
Highest point
Elevation2,948 metres (9,672 feet)
Prominence1,250 metres (4,100 ft)
Coordinates38°39′N 42°14′E / 38.65°N 42.23°E / 38.65; 42.23
Geography
LocationTurkey
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1692

Nemrut (Turkish: Nemrut Dağı, Armenian: Սարակն, «Mountain spring», scientific transliteration: Sarakn, Kurdish Çiyayê Nemrud) is a dormant volcano in Eastern Turkey, close to Lake Van, at 38°37′10″N 42°14′28″E / 38.61944°N 42.24111°E / 38.61944; 42.24111.

The volcano is named after King Nimrod who is said to have ruled this area in about 2100 BC.

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