Mount Shahdagh

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Mount Shahdagh
Şahdağ Mountain, Qusar, 2013.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 4,243 m (13,921 ft)
Prominence 1,102 m (3,615 ft)
Mount Shahdagh is located in Caucasus mountains
Mount Shahdagh
Mount Shahdagh
Location of Mount Shahdagh within the Caucasus mountains
Location Azerbaijan
Parent range Greater Caucasus

Mount Shahdagh (Azerbaijani: Şahdağ) is a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Qusar rayon of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Russia. The elevation of the peak is 4,243 metres above the sea level.[1] Prehistoric cave dwellings have been discovered at the base of the mountain indicating habitation for over 9,000 years.

Among the earth rocks found in Shahdag are magnesian lime, chalkstone and marble.[2] Winter temperatures at Shahdag average -20°C.[3]

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Coordinates: 41°16′21″N 48°00′16″E / 41.2725°N 48.0044°E / 41.2725; 48.0044