Haykakan Par

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Haykakan Par mountains
Հայկական Պար Լեռներ
Highest point
Peak Suqavet
Elevation 3,455 m (11,335 ft)
Coordinates 39°51′31″N 42°02′13″E / 39.85861°N 42.03694°E / 39.85861; 42.03694Coordinates: 39°51′31″N 42°02′13″E / 39.85861°N 42.03694°E / 39.85861; 42.03694
Dimensions
Length 400 km (250 mi)
Geography
Country Turkey

Agri Dag[1] (Turkish: Agri daglari,[citation needed] Armenian: Հայկական Պար) is a ridge at the mid of the Armenian highland. It starts near sources of the Araxes river and stretches from the south bank as far west as Mount Ararat. The length of the ridge 200 km, the height - up to 3445 m. It was formed by a chain of volcanoes that arose along a major tectonic fault. The ridge is part of the watershed between the basins of the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Etymology[edit]

After the Armenian genocide the ethnic composition changed. Since the 1920s the Turkish republic started the turkification of all Armenian toponyms remaining in the eastern half of present-day Turkey. The Haykakan Par mountains came under the wave of turkification[citation needed] and got "Agridag" or "Aras Guney Daglari" names.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Агрыдаг // Большая советская энциклопедия : [в 30 т.] / гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров. — 3-е изд. — М. : Советская энциклопедия, 1969—1978.