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Zagros

(zăg`rŏs), mountain system of W Iran, extending c.1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the Turkish-Armenian frontier SE to the Strait of Hormuz, forming the western and southern border of the central Iranian plateau; rises to Mt. Sabalan, 15,592 ft (4,752 m) high. The Zagros vary from the rugged, forested, and snowcapped mountains of the northwest, with numerous volcanic cones and large basins (e.g., Lake Urmia), to the parallel ridge and valley system of the central portion, with lowland salt marshes, and the low, irregular southwest region, characterized by bare rock and sand dunes. The northern half of the Zagros is heavily populated, and the fertile valleys support agriculture. In the uplands of the central range, tribal pastoralism predominates. In the SE Zagros, dates and cereals are grown at oases. Kurds, Lurs, Bakhtiaris, Kashkais, and other nomads inhabit the mountains; some of the groups are now sedentary. Iran's great oil fields lie along the western foothills of the central Zagros, where salt domes have trapped huge amounts of oil. In antiquity the Zagros formed the boundary between Assyria and Media.
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The fields operated by South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company (one of the three subsidiaries of ICOFC) hold 3,700 billion cubic meters of in-place natural gas of which 2,700bcm is recoverable.
TEHRAN: The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 65 people onboard in Iran's Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday.
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24 July 2016 - 12:27 Foreigner Visitors of Shush Cultural Heritage of Iran Had Dramatically Climbed Shush is located in the lower Zagros Mountains of Iran about 250 km (160 mi) Saeed Dinarvand said that the tourists visited monuments including Shush Castle and museum, Apadana, Shahr-e-Shahi, Acropole, Haft Tepe museum, Chogha Zanbil and Tomb of Daniel.
aaf7943) Science " Thursday, bones and teeth from four human skeletons recovered from the Zagros mountains in present-day Iran show that they were eating domestically grown crops even 9,000 years ago.
A statement by the country's transport agency said on Friday it is limiting Iraqi Airways and Air Zagros from flying to Erbil and Sulaimaniya starting Saturday.
According to the ch-aviation airport database, those operators include: ATA Airlines (Iran), Iran Air, Iran Airtour Airline, Iran Aseman Airlines, Kish Air, Meraj Air, Naft Airlines, and Zagros Airlines (Iran).
The country is close to areas that have significant seismic activity, like in the east of the Gulf and the Zagros Mountains in Iran, said the study.
Based on previous work on neotectonics regime in Iran, Zagros in south Iran is the most active zone (Arian et al.