Where is Ararat?
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Ararat is a volcanic massif located in eastern Turkey. It consists of two extinct volcanoes, which have merged with each other and have names: Big Ararat and Small Ararat. The highest point of Turkey is the summit of the Big Ararat - 5165 m.
According to Bible stories, after the Flood, it was to Mount Ararat that Noah landed his ark. Ararat is a sleeping volcano, there is no accurate information about its recent eruptions, but it has been established that under its frozen lava are traces of human settlements that are more than 5000 years old.
Where is Ararat
It can be noted that before Ararat was considered a sacred mountain and was a symbol of the Armenian people. At the present time, the mountain is outside of Armenia, but in good weather it can be seen even from the country's capital, Yerevan. So, Ararat is located in the east of Anatolia on the border between Turkey, Iran and Armenia. Therefore, the mountain is quite clearly seen from these three countries.
In general, disputes over the geopolitical location of the mountain were not a short time, but in 1921, under the terms of the Moscow Treaty, Great Ararat became owned by Turkey, and in 1932, thanks to the Turkish-Persian agreement, part of the slope on the eastern side of Little Ararat was also transferred to Turkey.
Ararat - a very beautiful and majestic mountain, is a popular place among tourists and pilgrims.