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Aragats

Aragats is the highest mountain in Armenia and the fourth in the Armenian highlands

Aragats - the highest mountain in Armenia

Aragats is the highest mountain in Armenia and the fourth in the Armenian highlands.

The mountain has four peaks. The highest of them - North (4090m), the second one is North-West (4080m), East (3916m) and South (3879m). Between the peaks located the crater (length - 3 km, depth - 350 m), which is connected with the outside world erosion parted in the south-eastern part.

The name "Aragats" comes from the name of an ancient god of death and resurrection - Ara or king Ara the Beautiful.

Aragats alternate semi-dry mountain-steppe zone, alpine and snow zone. The climate on the mountain varies with altitude. From bottom to top the average annual temperature ranges from -3 ° C to 10 ° C.

Mount Aragats is closely connected with tourism in Armenia. This is one of the most popular mountains of the Armenian people.