Alvand

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Alvand
Alvand 2007.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,580 m (11,750 ft) [1]
Prominence1,654 m (5,427 ft) [1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates34°39′51″N 48°29′12″E / 34.66417°N 48.48667°E / 34.66417; 48.48667Coordinates: 34°39′51″N 48°29′12″E / 34.66417°N 48.48667°E / 34.66417; 48.48667[1]
Geography
Alvand is located in Iran
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Iran#Asia
LocationHamedan, Iran
Parent rangeZagros Mountains
Alvand Summit
Alvand Summit, Hamedan, Iran

Alvand is a subrange of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran located 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Hamadan in Hamadan Province. It has an elevation of 3,580 m (11,750 ft).

Etymology[edit]

"Alvand" is Avestan and comes from the Avestan language word "Aurvañt", which means "quick, swift, brave; a steed, horse, racer, warrior".[2]

Climate[edit]

Mount Alvand is situated in a geographical location that has a Mediterranean climate with spring rains.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Iran - 54 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  2. ^ "Avesta".

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