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Buda Büyük Ağrı Dağı 5137 mt

Mount Ararat (see below details on names) is a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. It has two peaks: Greater Ararat (the tallest peak in Turkey, and the entire Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5,137 m/16,854 ft) and Lesser Ararat (with an elevation of 3,896 m/12,782 ft).

The Ararat massif is about 40 km (25 mi) in diameter. The Iran-Turkey boundary skirts east of Lesser Ararat, the lower peak of the Ararat massif. It was in this area that by the Tehran Convention of 1932 a border change was made in Turkey's favor, permitting her to occupy the eastern flank of the massif.[5]

Mount Ararat in Judeo-Christian tradition is associated with the "Mountains of Ararat" where according to the book of Genesis, Noah's ark came to rest. It also plays a significant role in Armenian nationalism and irredentism.

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  • Copyright: OSMAN SAHINOLANLAR (osmansah) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 30] (314)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-12
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.7
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-08-15 22:05
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