Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mount Damavand in winter

Located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of Iran’s capital city Tehran, Mount Damavand (aka Donbavand), is the highest peak in Iran and the highest point in the Middle East. Also, it is a potentially active volcano and the highest volcano in Asia. Located in the middle Alborz Range, its elevation is 5,610 meter (18,406 feet), according to the Statistical Centre of Iran, which states ‘the highest point in Iran is Mount Damavand being 5,610 meters high’. There are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur, which were known to be active on July 6, 2007, though the date of Mount Damavand’s last eruption is unknown.

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