Damavand


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Damavand

or

Demavend

(both: dĕm`əvĕnd), volcanic cone, 18,606 ft (5,671 m) high, in the Elburz range, N Iran. A permanently snow-covered volcano of recent geologic origin, it emits gases and small quantities of sulfurous materials; lava flows have impounded local streams, creating many small lakes. There are mineral springs and fruit orchards on Damavand's slopes. The mountain is the traditional scene of the feats performed by such legendary heroes of ancient Persia as Rustam and Faridun; it was immortalized in the great epic poem the Shahnameh.
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Damavand is expected to be at a low of minus 20 at the peak with very windy conditions and there is the risk of inhaling sulfide fumes that are produced from the mountain.
Razaghian from Islamic Azad University, Damavand Branch.
The ship, named Damavand after the country's highest mountain, is 90 metres (yards) long, weighs 1,300 tonnes and is armed with cruise missile systems, torpedos and electronic warfare equipment.
Since the women heads are considered vulnerable classes, this research is after examining demographic analysis and ways to empower women heads supported by Relief Committee in the city of Damavand.
1972, Geologic map of Damavand quadrangle (1: 100000).
L'Iran a dementi hier vendredi les informations des opposants en exil de l'Organisation des Moujahidine du peuple iranien (OMPI) sur l'existence d'un nouveau site secret nucleaire pres de Damavand, dans la province de Teheran, a rapporte l'agence Mehr.
All but one of the cases were experienced climbers who had participated in a climbing activity within the year prior to their demise; eleven (38%) subjects had climbed Damavand summit (the highest summit in the Middle East with 5610m height from free seas) and 7 individuals (24%) had climbed at least one high altitude (height>5000m) summit abroad in addition to Damavand.
The story's first section, which could function as a stand-alone prose poem, ends with "In the near distance (the shimmering sun sometimes made it appear closer than it was) the smiling Damavand peak, topped with snow, challenged the restless activity with its obsolete charm.
An agreement worth $6 billion for financing 21 projects is being finalized with Bank Melli Iran, while Bank Mellat will allocate $4 billion for construction plan of Damavand Petrochemical Complex," Ramezani explained.
Now the company is launching a second package - the Damavand Mountain Persian Trek for 2009/10.
In spite of being called a plateau, Iran's continental shelf is far from being flat with the Lut Basin east of Kerman, in Central Iran, falling below 300 meters and Damavand, its highest peak, measuring 5610 meters.