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Kaz Daği (käz däŭˈ), anc. Ida Mts., range, NW Turkey, SE of the location of ancient Troy. Mt. Gargarus (5,797 ft/1,767 m) is the highest point. The mountain was dedicated in ancient times to the worship of Cybele who was therefore sometimes called Idae Mater.
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(Kaz), the highest point (1, 767 m) of the KazDaği (Ida) Mountains in western Turkey. Yearly precipitation isup to 1, 500 mm. The northern slopes have coniferous woods, andthe southern are covered by oak shrubs.
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