Moont Ararat

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Moont Ararat
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Little Ararat (left) an Greater Ararat (richt); View frae Yerevan, Armenie
Heichest pynt
Elevation5,137 m (16,854 ft) 
See Elevation section
Prominence3,611 m (11,847 ft) 
Ranked 48t
Isolation379 kilometres (235 mi)
LeetinKintra heich pynt
Ultra
Volcanic Seiven Seicont Summits
Coordinates39°42.113′N 44°17.899′E / 39.701883°N 44.298317°E / 39.701883; 44.298317Coordinates: 39°42.113′N 44°17.899′E / 39.701883°N 44.298317°E / 39.701883; 44.298317[1]
Geografie
Moont Ararat is locatit in Turkey
Moont Ararat
Moont Ararat
Location in Turkey
LocationNearest ceety, approach for climbers:[note 1] Doğubeyazıt, Ağrı Province, Turkey[2]
Parent rangeArmenie Heichlands
Geology
Muntain teepStratovolcano
Last eruption1840[3]
Climbing
First ascent1829
Dr. Friedrich Parrot an
Khachatur Abovian[4]

Moont Ararat (Armenie: Արարատ or Masis Մասիս; Turkis: Ağrı Dağı) is a snaw-capped an dormant compoond volcano in the extreme east o Turkey. It conseest o twa major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat an Little Ararat. Greater Ararat is the heichest peak in Turkey an the Armenie Heichlaund wi an elevation o 5,137 m (16,854 ft); Little Ararat's elevation is 3,896 m (12,782 ft).[5] The Ararat massif is aboot 35 km (22 mi) wide at grund base.[6] The first efforts tae reach Ararat's summit wur made in the Middle Ages, an Friedrich Parrot, Khachatur Abovian, an fower ithers made the first recordit ascent in 1829.

The "Moontains o Ararat" hae been widely acceptit in Christianity as the restin place o Noah's Ark, despite contention that Genesis 8:4 disnaw refer specifically tae Mt. Ararat. It is the principal naitional seembol o Armenie an haes been conseedert a saucrit mountain bi Armenies. It is featurt prominently in Armenie literature an airt an is an icon for Armenie irredentism. It is depictit on the coat o airms o Armenie alang wi Noah's Ark.

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  1. 2007 GPS survey
  2. "Ağrı – Mount Ararat". Republic of Turkey Ministry of culture and tourism (kultur.gov.tr). 2005.
  3. Siebert, L., T. Simkin, and P. Kimberly (2010) Volcanoes of the world, 3rd ed. University of California Press, Berkeley, California. 551 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-26877-7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SiebertOther2010a" defined multiple times wi different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SiebertOther2010a" defined multiple times wi different content
  4. Early American Expedition Of Mount Ararat
  5. Yilmaz, Y.; Güner, Y.; Saroğlu, F. (1998). "Geology of the quaternary volcanic centres of the east Anatolia". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 85 (1–4): 173–210. Bibcode:1998JVGR...85..173Y. doi:10.1016/s0377-0273(98)00055-9.
  6. Short, Nicholas M.; Blair, Robert W., eds. (1986). "Mt. Ararat, Turkey". Geomorphology From Space: A Global Overview of Regional Landforms. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. p. 226.

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