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Mount Aragats

South view of Mount Aragats
Elevation: 4,095 metres (13,435 ft)
Location: Aragatsotn, Armenia
Coordinates: 40°55′N, 44°12′E
Type: Stratovolcano
Age of rock: Holocene
Last eruption: Unknown

Mount Aragats ("Արագած" in Armenian) is the highest point in Armenia, and one of the highest mountains in the world. It is located in the province of Aragatsotn, northwest from Yerevan. It is a standalone extinct volcano with 4 main peaks forming the rim of the crater, and is a popular destination for local alpinists. On its slopes is the Byurakan Observatory. The observatory is known worldwide, and it is one of the main observatories in the world. Mount Aragats is a popular destination for tourists, especially in summer. It is seen in a clear view from Yerevan, and it is surrounded by villages and cities. View of Mount Aragats from the south. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Aragatsotn is one of the provinces (marz) of Armenia. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... Stratovolcano Lanín in the border between Argentina and Chile. ... The geologic time scale is used by geologists and other scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred during the history of the Earth. ... The Holocene Epoch is a stupid geologic period that extends from the present back about 10,000 radiocarbon years. ... Eruption redirects here. ... Aragatsotn is one of the provinces (marz) of Armenia. ... Yerevan (Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¥Ö‚Õ¡Õ¶ or ÔµÖ€Ö‡Õ¡Õ¶; sometimes written as Erevan; former names include Erivan and Erebuni) (population: 1,088,300 (2004 estimate) [1]) is one of the provinces in Armenia and the largest city and capital of Armenia. ... Eruption redirects here. ... Perhaps the most conspicuous part of a volcano is the crater, a basin of a roughly circular form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta. ... Mountaineering is an umbrella term that can variously be used to describe the actions of climbing, hillwalking and scrambling. ... The Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, or Byurakan Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Armenian Academy of Sciences. ... Yerevan (Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¥Ö‚Õ¡Õ¶ or ÔµÖ€Ö‡Õ¡Õ¶; sometimes written as Erevan; former names include Erivan and Erebuni) (population: 1,088,300 (2004 estimate) [1]) is one of the provinces in Armenia and the largest city and capital of Armenia. ...


Sources

  • Siebert, L. and T. Simkin (2002-). Volcanoes of the World: an Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and their Eruptions. Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3. URL: http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/

External links

  • Brief description on Cilicia.com
  • The Smithsonian Museum Global Volcanism Program entry
Aerial view showing the 4 peaks
Aerial view showing the 4 peaks

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Top Literature - Mount Aragats (193 words)
Mount Aragats ("Արագած" in Armenian) is the highest point in Armenia located in the province of Aragatsotn, northwest from Yerevan.
It is a standalone extinct stratovolcano with four main peaks forming the rim of the crater, and is a popular destination for local alpinists.
Mount Aragats is a popular destination for tourists, especially in summer.
Tour and Travel in Armenia. Tours - . Hotel and apartments reservation in Yerevan. Job & Career in Armenia. Welcome to ... (199 words)
Aragats, the solitary extinct volcano is the highest mountain on the territory of today’s Armenia.
There is a legend related to Aragats, according to which St. Gregory the Illuminator climbed to its top to pray and an ever-burning icon-lamp hanging down right from the sky lit his way by night.
Mount Aragats is also famous for its picturesque highland lake of Kari, which is 3250 m above sea level and has a circumference of 1150 m.
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