Mount Ararat

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Mount Ararat in Turkey(Doğubayazıt, Ağrı Province). The name “Ararat” for the peak derives from the tradition linking it with the Biblical Mountains of Ararat where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the great flood (Genesis 8:4).

The Ararat massif is about 40 km (25 mi) in diameter. The Iran-Turkey boundary skirts east of Lesser Ararat, the lower peak of the Ararat massif. It was in this area that, by the Tehran Convention of 1932, a border change was made in Turkey’s favour, allowing it to occupy the eastern flank of Lesser Ararat.[5]

Mount Ararat in Judeo-Christian tradition is associated with the “Mountains of Ararat” where, according to the book of Genesis, Noah’s ark came to rest.

It also plays a significant role in Armenian culture and nationalism. The mountain can be seen on the Coat of arms of Armenia.

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