Greater Caucasus


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Greater Caucasus

 

a mountain system stretching from the west-northwest to the east-southeast between the Black and Caspian seas, from the town of Anapa to the mouth of the Sumgait River. The system’s length is more than 1,100 km, and width, up to 180 km. The Glavnyi, or Vodorazdel’nyi and Bokovoi ranges arise in the axial part and are accompanied by numerous advance and transverse ridges. The elevation is to 5,642 m (Mount El’brus). The Greater Caucasus is divided into three parts—the Western Caucasus (to El’brus), the Central Caucasus (between El’brus and Kazbek), and the Eastern Caucasus (east of Kazbek). Mountain forest and mountain meadow landscapes dominate the slopes of the ranges. There is significant present-day freezing over an area of 1,780 sq km.

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Description : To reduce vulnerability of the communities of the Greater Caucasus region of Azerbaijan to water stress and hazards by improved water and flood management.
In the south-eastern subsidence of the Greater Caucasus, the Lower Cretaceous (LC) is most common.
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The Lahij District is located in the Ismayilli region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range at a height of 1,211 m above sea level.
Arabs were the first Muslims to rule over much of Georgia and the greater Caucasus, until the balance of power shifted toward the Turks.
ANKARA, Jan 26, 2011 (TUR) -- A Turkish mountaineer died Tuesday as he fell into a valley while climbing the Greater Caucasus Mountains in Georgia.
Extravagant armored attacks through the greater Caucasus mountains demonstrate the neurotic insecurity that is traditional among Russian ruling elites - a neurosis requiring the destruction of rival powers without political compromise.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is currently surveying for leopard populations that may still persist in the central and northwestern portions of the Greater Caucasus Mountains (Environment News Service 2003; Tolordava 2003).
The Upper Miocene (UM) of the Sarmatian and Meotis stages is widely developed in the south-eastern subsidence of the Greater Caucasus and in the inter-fluve of Kura and Iori.
Cretaceous deposits are spread widely in the Greater Caucasus mountains.
The Cretaeous: In the south-eastern subsidence of the Greater Caucasus, the Lower Cretaceous (LC) is most common.
The Upper Miocene, of the Sarmatian and Meotis stages, is widely developed in the south-eastern subsidence of the Greater Caucasus and in the interfluve of the Kura and Iori rivers.

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