|Elevation||3,580 m (11,750 ft) |
|Prominence||1,654 m (5,427 ft) |
|Parent range||Zagros Mountains|
Alvand is a subrange of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran located 10 km south of the city of Hamedan in Hamedan Province. With an elevation of 3580 metres, it is situated to the east of the Ghezel-Arsalan mountains. Aside from Mount Alvand, Kalagh-Laneh and Daem-Barf are among the famous peaks of this range.
"Alvand" is Avestan and comes from the Avestan language word "Aurvañt", which means "quick, swift; a steed, horse, racer, warrior".
Mount Alvand is situated in a geographical location that has a Mediterranean climate with spring rains.
- "Iran - 54 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
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