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Alburz Mountains

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Alborz Mountain is a chain of mountains stretching from NW (the borders of Armenia) to NE Iran (at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan). Mount Damavand, Iran's iconic tallest mountain is located in the Alborz mountain range. (Wikipedia) - Alborz, also written as Alburz, Elburz or Elborz, is a mountain range in northern Iran stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. The tallest mountain in the Middle East, Mount Damavand, is located in the range. The Alborz mountain range forms a barrier between the south Caspian and the Qazvin-Tehran plateau. It is only 60u2013130 km wide and consists of sedimentary series dating from Upper Devonian to Oligocene, prevalently Jurassic limestone over a granite core. Its higher elevations, in the Elburz Range forest steppe ecoregion, are arid with few trees, but its northern slopes, in the Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests ecoregion, are lush and forested. Zoroastrians may identify the range with the dwelling place of the Peshyotan, and the Zoroastrian Ilm-e-Kshnoom sect identify Mount Davamand as the home of the Saheb-e-Dilan ('Masters of the Heart'). In his epic Shahnameh, the poet Ferdowsi speaks of the mountains "as though they lay in India. " This could reflect older usage, for numerous high peaks were given the name and some even reflect it to this day, for example, Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, and Mount Elbariz in the Kirman area above the Straits of Hormuz. As recently as the 19th century, a peak in the northernmost range in the Hindu Kush system, just south of Balkh, was recorded as Mount Elburz in British army maps. All these names reflect the same Iranian language compound, and share an identification as the legendary mountain Haru0101 Bu0259ru0259zaitu012B of the Avesta. Also due to its great snowy winters there are several ski resorts, some consider that a few of these are among the best in the world. Some of most important ones are Dizin, Shemshak, Tochal, and Darbandsar. Alborz For other uses, see Alborz (disambiguation).Mount Damavand, Iran's highest mountain is located in the Alborz mountain range.Alborz ( listen (help·info) Persian: البرز), also written as Alburz, Elburz or Elborz, is a mountain range in northern Iran stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. The highest mountain in West Asia, Mount Damavand, Amol, Mazandaran is located in the range. The Alborz mountain range forms a barrier between the south Caspian and the Qazvin-Tehran plateau. It is only 60–130 km wide and consists of sedimentary series dating from Upper Devonian to Oligocene, prevalently Jurassic limestone over a granite core. Its higher elevations, in the Elburz Range forest steppe

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Ovan lake (also known as Evan lake) is a small alpine lake in Alamut region of Arburz range, in Qazvin province of Iran. The north of the lake is also surrounded by three small villages, namely from east to west: Varbon, Ovan and Zar-abaad.
Early snow covers Tehran's Alborz Mountains Nov, 7, 2011. Climate change due to Global Warming has effected Iran as other parts of the world. After a long summer and years of drought, there's hope again in Iranian skies.
Entrance to underground a 3km long Tohid Tunnel of Tehran with a view from the snowy Alborz Mountains; considered a marvel of Iranian engineering that connects Chamran to Navvab Safavi expressway built under one of the most populated areas in the city.
People enjoy a football game in Tehran's Amjadiyeh Sports Complex in autumn 1936. The Alborz mountain range is covered with snow. Amjadiyeh developed quickly and witnessed early days of Iranian soccer but lost popularity after the Azadi complex was built.
Sun sets on Alborz mountains north of Tehran. The blue dome of Hosseiniyeh Ershad on Shariati street casts a nice background during the first days of 2011. Those hanging cables and crazy traffic are signs of oriental urbanization without a plan.
Clouds cover the Damavand Peak. Mount Damavand, Iran's iconic tallest mountain is located in the Alborz mountain range stretching from NW (the borders of Armenia) to NE Iran (at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan).

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