Murovdag

Murovdag

 

a mountain range in Transcaucasia, in the Azerbaijan SSR; the highest range in the Lesser Caucasus. The Murovdag Range is about 70 km long; its highest point is Mount Giamysh at 3,724 m. The range is composed chiefly of sedimentary-volcanic strata. The range’s crest line is rocky, and its slopes are highly dissected by gorges. Mountain-forest landscapes predominate; in the zones below the crest line, however, mountain-meadow and meadow-steppe landscapes are common.

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Through the city, located to the east of the Murovdag ridge, in the western part of the Shirvan plain, flows the river Terter.
After recuperating from these defeats, Azerbaijan launched in June 1992 a large-scale offensive in the region of Geranboy (formerly the Shaumian district of Azerbaijan SSR populated by Armenians) which is separated from Nagorno-Karabakh by the Murovdag range to the north.
Many Azeri refugees retreating from Kelbajar through the Murovdag froze to death: they had to walk through the heavy snow in mountain passes.