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Mount Aragats
Middle East

Mount Aragats is the highest point in both Armenia and the Lesser Caucasus range about 40 km northwest of the capital city of Yerevan. Aragats is located in the province of Aragatsotn, its height is about 4090m. There are four summits, North (the highest, 4090m), West (4080m), South (3879m) and East (3916m) forming the rim of a volcanic crater. 

Byurakan Observatory, medieval Amberd Fortress and many “dragon stones” (unique monuments of prehistoric Armenia, vishaps (Arm.)) are located on its slopes.

Mount Aragats is a popular destination for tourists, especially in summer, when the colors and amazing rocks and stones attract everyone.

Copyright: Davit Mirzoyan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16000x8000
Taken: 26/08/2013
Uploaded: 30/09/2013
Updated: 08/04/2015
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