Mount Süphan

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Mount Süphan
Suphan 01.jpg
Mount Süphan in October 2007
Highest point
Elevation4,058 m (13,314 ft)[1][2]
Prominence2,189 m (7,182 ft)[2][3]
Coordinates38°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
LocationBitlis Province, Turkey
Parent rangeArmenian Highlands
Age of rockHolocene[4]
Mountain typeStratovolcano[5]
Last eruption8050 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 third highest prominence of the Armenian Highlands, after Mount Ararat (5,137 m) and Mount Aragats (4,090 m).


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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  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 2021-01-10.
  5. ^ "Mount Sipan Stratovolcano North of Lake Van, Turkey". Earth Snapshot. Retrieved January 25, 2014.

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