Little Ararat

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Little Ararat
Closeup of Lesser Ararat from Yerevan.jpg
A view of Little Ararat frae Yerevan, Armenie
Heichest pynt
Elevation3,925 m (12,877 ft)
Prominenceapprox. 1,200 m (4,000 ft)
Coordinates39°39′N 44°24′E / 39.650°N 44.400°E / 39.650; 44.400Coordinates: 39°39′N 44°24′E / 39.650°N 44.400°E / 39.650; 44.400
Parent rangeArmenian Highlands
Muntain teepStratovolcano

Little Ararat, an aa kent as Moont Sis or Lesser Ararat (Armenie: Փոքր Արարատ, romanised: Pok’r Ararat or Սիս, Sis, Azerbaijani: Küçük Ağrı, Turkis: Küçük Ağrı, Kurdish: Agiriyê biçûk‎), is the saxth tallest peak in Turkey. It is a lairge satellite cone locatit on the eastren flank of the massive Moont Ararat, less than five miles wast of Turkey's border with Iran. Despite being dwarfit by its heicher and far mair famous neighbour, Little Ararat is a significant volcano of its ain with an awmaist perfectly symmetrical, conical furm and smuit constructional slopes. It rises aboot 1,200 m (4,000 ft) above the saddle connecting it with the main peak.

On 8 November [A.S. 27 October] 1829, Baltic German explorer Friedrich Parrot and Armenian writer Khachatur Abovian climbed Little Ararat.[1] Its peak and eastren flank were on the Iranian side of the border until the 1930s. During the Kurdish Ararat rebellion, the Kurdish rebels uised the area "as a haeven against the state in thair uprising."[2] Turkey crossed the border and meelitarily occupied the region, which Iran eventually agreed tae cede tae Ankara in a territorial exchynge.[3][4]

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  1. Parrot, Friedrich (2016) [1846]. Journey to Ararat. Translatit bi William Desborough Cooley. Introduction by Pietro A. Shakarian. London: Gomidas Institute. pp. 183–184. ISBN 978-1909382244.
  2. Yildiz, Kerim; Taysi, Tanyel B. (2007). The Kurds in Iran: The Past, Present and Future. London: Pluto Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0745326696.
  3. Parrot, p. xxiii
  4. Tsutsiev, Arthur (2014). Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus. Translatit bi Nora Seligman Favorov. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0300153088.

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