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Topographic map of the Iranian plateau connecting to Anatolia in the west and Hindu Kush and Himalaya in the east

Iranian plateau is both a geographical area of South or West Asia, home of ancient civilizations[1], and a geological area of Eurasia north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate. In classical times the region was called Arana(Ariana), meaning "land of the Aryans", which in Middle-Persian was "Eran", which was the soon-to-be official name of the country;i.e Iran. The old-Persian form of the word was Aryānām Xšaθra.(see also Haryana, Aria, Arran) It is limited in the west by the two-current countries and in the east by the Indus and by the Hindu kush. The northern limit goess into central Asia, while the south is limited by Persian Gulf and by the Arab Sea. Today the region corresponds to the limitation of the States of Iran, Afghania, Tajikia, as well as parts of Iraq, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenia and Uzbekia. The geographical Iranian plateau, is an area extending from East Azerbaijan (in the northwest of Iran) to southern Pakistan. It also includes the entire region of Kurdistan[2]. It is divided to five major sub-regions: Northwest Iran Ranges, Elburz, Central Iranian Plateau, Eastern Iranian Ranges and Baluchistan. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (984x573, 255 KB) Author: User:Siamax Source: http://jaeger. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (984x573, 255 KB) Author: User:Siamax Source: http://jaeger. ... Anatolia and Europe Anatolia (Turkish: from Greek: Ανατολία - Anatolia) is a peninsula of Western Asia which forms the greater part of the Asian portion of Turkey, as opposed to the European portion (Thrace, or traditionally Rumelia). ... The Hindu Kush or Hindukush (هندوکش in Persian) is a mountain range in Afghanistan as well as in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... Image:NONE Monte Roraima In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area. ... Physical map of the Earth (Medium) (Large 2 MB) Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth. ... Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ... The Arabian plate is shown in bright yellow on this map The Arabian Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the Arabian peninsula and extending northward to Turkey. ...  The Eurasian plate, shown in green The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate covering Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the continents Europe and Asia) except that it does not cover the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Verkhoyansk Range in East Siberia. ... Ariana is a feminine name (also spelled Arianna). ... Aryan (/eÉ™rjÉ™n/ or /ɑːrjÉ™n/, Sanskrit: ) is a Sanskrit and Avestan word meaning noble/spiritual one. ... , Haryana   (HindÄ«: हरियाणा, PunjabÄ«: ਹਰਿਆਣਾ, IPA: ) is a state in north India. ... This is the ancient Latin name (Greek name, Areia) for the area around Herat, in NW Afghanistan. ... Albania, or Ardhan in Parthian or Arran in Middle Persian as it was known in Persian, was a Caucasian satrapy[1][2][3][4] (province) of the Sassanid Empire. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Turkmenistan, once known as the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic is a country in Central Asia. ... East Azarbaijan province enjoys some of Irans most favorable climatic conditions. ... Kurdistan (Kurdish: Kurdistan/كوردستان, literally meaning the land of Kurds[2]; Ancient: Corduene, old: Koordistan, Curdistan, Kurdia, also Kurdish: ) is the name of a geographic and cultural region in the Middle East, inhabited predominantly by the Kurds. ... Alborz Mountains underneath clouds seen from Tehran Alborz (in Persian البرز), also written as Alburz or Elburz, is a mountain range in northern Iran, stretching from the borders of Armenia in the north-west to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, where also Tehran and... Baluchistan (or Balochistan), also known as Greater Baluchistan is an arid region of south Asia, presently split between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. ...


This plateau in central Iran, Southern, Western and Central Asia, was home of ancient civilizations[1], and a geological area of Eurasia north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate. Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The Arabian plate is shown in bright yellow on this map The Arabian Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the Arabian peninsula and extending northward to Turkey. ...  The Eurasian plate, shown in green The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate covering Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the continents Europe and Asia) except that it does not cover the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Verkhoyansk Range in East Siberia. ...


In geology, the plateau region of Iran primarily formed of the accretionary Gondwanan terranes between the Turan platform to the north and the Main Zagros Thrust, the suture zone between the northward moving Arabian plate and the Eurasian continent, is called the Iranian plateau. It is a geologically well-studied area because of general interest in continental collision zones, and because of Iran's long history of research in geology, particularly in economic geology (although Iran's major petroleum reserves are not in the plateau). In addition geologists have been able to use archaeological and historical records of major earthquakes to study the geology of the region due to the length of civilization in the area, and because of the long history of a written language in Persia. Oceanic-continental convergence: The required conditions for plate accretion Accretion, in geology, is a process by which sediment is added to a tectonic plate. ... Gondwanaland redirects here. ... A terrane in paleogeography is an accretion that has collided with a continental nucleus, or craton but can be recognized by the foreign origin of its rock strata. ... In geology, a platform is a continental area covered by relatively flat or gently tilted, mainly sedimentary strata, which overlie a basement of consolidated igneous or metamorphic rocks of an earlier deformation. ... The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be utilized for economic and/or industrial purposes. ... Peak Oil Depletion Scenarios Graph which depicts cumulative published depletion studies by ASPO and other depletion analysts. ... For other uses of this term see: Persia (disambiguation) The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). ...


Iranian plateau comprises about 1.45 million square miles (3.7 million square kilometers).


References

  1. ^ a b Old Iranian Online, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts (retrieved 10 February 2007)
  2. ^ http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article-9275335

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Iranian plateau in geology refers to a geographical area north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate.
This plateau in central Iran, Southern, Western and Central Asia, was home of ancient civilizations, and a geological area of Eurasia north of the great folded mountain belts created by the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate.
In geology, the plateau region of Iran primarily formed of the accretionary Gondwanan terranes between the Turan platform to the north and the Main Zagros Thrust, the suture zone between the northward moving Arabian plate and the Eurasian continent, is called the Iranian plateau.
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