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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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.