the Taurus Mountains


The Taurus Mountains, are a mountain complex in southern Turkey, separating the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian Plateau.

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn and atomic number 50, is a post-transition metal in group 14 of the periodic table.

Göynük Canyon, a hidden natural wonder (Taurus Mountains, Turkey) by Globehiking


The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east.

The Tigris is the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates.

The Euphrates is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia.

Eğirdir is the name of a lake and of the town situated on the shore of that lake in Turkey.


It is a part of the Alpide belt in Eurasia.

The Alpide belt or Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt is a seismic belt and orogenic belt that includes an array of mountain ranges extending along the southern margin of Eurasia, stretching from Java to Sumatra through the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, and out into the Atlantic.

Eurasia is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.


The Taurus mountains are divided into three chains from west to east as follows;


Western Taurus


Akdağlar, the Bey Mountains, Katrancık Mountain, Geyik Mountain


Central Taurus


Akçalı Mountains, Bolkar Mountains, Anti-Taurus Mountains, Tahtalı Mountains, Aladaglar Mountain

Bolkar Mountains, also known as Bulgar Dagh or Bolghar Dagh, are a mountain range situated in the middle part of the Taurus mountains complex in southern Turkey bounded by the Göksu River to the west and the Pozantı River to the east.


Southeastern Taurus


Nurhak Mountains, Malatya Mountains, Maden Mountains, Genç Mountains, Bitlis Mountains

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