Mount Süphan

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Mount Süphan
Suphan 01.jpg
Mount Süphan in October 2007
Highest point
Elevation 4,058 m (13,314 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 2,189 m (7,182 ft) [2][3]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 38°55′54″N 42°50′03″E / 38.93167°N 42.83417°E / 38.93167; 42.83417Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 42°50′03″E / 38.93167°N 42.83417°E / 38.93167; 42.83417[3][4]
Mount Süphan is located in Turkey
Mount Süphan
Mount Süphan
Location in Turkey
Location Bitlis Province, Turkey
Parent range Armenian Highland
Age of rock Holocene[4]
Mountain type Stratovolcano [5]
Last eruption 8050 BCE (?)[4]

Mount Süphan (Turkish: Süphan Dağı, Kurdish: Sîpanê Xelatê‎, Armenian: Սիփան, Sipan) is a stratovolcano located in eastern Turkey, immediately north of Lake Van. It is the second highest volcano in Turkey, with an elevation of 4,058 metres (13,314 feet), and has the second highest prominence of the Armenian Highland, after Mount Ararat.


Panorama near the peak of Mount Süphan
Mount Süphan from Aygırgölü, in August 2009

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  1. ^ Kurter, Ajun (20 May 1988). "Glaciers of the Middle East and Africa: Turkey" (PDF). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper. Archived from the original on 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Suphan Dagi, Turkey". Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Turkey Mountain Ultra-Prominence". Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Suphan Dagi". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
  5. ^ "Mount Sipan Stratovolcano North of Lake Van, Turkey". Earth Snapshot. Retrieved January 25, 2014.

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