Shakhdag

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shakhdag

 

a peak in the eastern part of the Greater Caucasus, in the system of the Bokovoi Range, in the Azerbaijan SSR. The summit is 4,243 m above sea level. The peak is composed of limestones and dolomites. There are high mountain meadows and small glaciers on Shakhdag.


Shakhdag

 

(also Sevan), a mountain range in the system of the Lesser Caucasus. The range extends along the northeastern shore of Lake Sevan, along the border between the Azerbaijan SSR and the Armenian SSR. It measures approximately 70 km in length and rises to a maximum elevation of 3,367 m. It is composed mainly of volcanogenic rocks and sandstones. Broadleaved forests grow on the northern slope, primarily mountain steppes on the southern slope, and high-mountain meadows are found along the ridge.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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