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5 Facts About the Zagros Mountains

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The Zagros Mountains form the largest mountain range in Iran, Iraq and southeastern Turkey.

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west.

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.

Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

Iraqi Kurdistan: The Secret Peaks of the Zagros Mountains by Secret Compass

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This mountain range has a total length of 1,500 km.

Zagros Mountains - Taurus Mountains: The Kurds and Kurdistan by Zagros Newroz Median Aryan Kurdistan

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The Zagros mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and roughly corresponds to Iran's western border.

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It spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, ending at the Strait of Hormuz.

The Iranian Plateau or the Persian Plateau is a geological formation in Western Asia, Central Asia and South Asia.

The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

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The highest point is Mount Dena.

Dena is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains.

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