Pambak

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Pambak

 

a mountain range in the Transcaucasian Highland extending from Leninakan to the northwestern edge of Lake Sevan in the Armenian SSR. The range has elevations to 3,101 m and is composed of igneous rocks. Mountain-steppe and mountain-meadow vegetation grows on the slopes. In the east, on the northern slope, are broad-leaved forests.

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