Zagros Mountains

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Zag·ros Mountains

A range of western Iran forming the western and southern borders of the central Iranian plateau and rising to 4,548 m (14,921 ft).
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Zagros Mountains

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(Placename) a mountain range in S Iran: has Iran's main oilfields in its W central foothills. Highest peak: Zard Kuh, 4548 m (14 920 ft)
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Zag′ros Moun′tains

(ˈzæg rəs)
a mountain range in S and SW Iran, extending along the borders of Turkey and Iraq. Highest peak, 14,921 ft. (4550 m).
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The northern and eastern boundaries formed and shaped by the folds of the Zagros Mountains of Iran and Turkey are known as one of the most seismically active areas in the world.
Taking its name from a desert-dwelling nomadic tribe living near the Zagros Mountains in south western Iran, Qashqai's arrival marks the introduction of a new badge system, which will be rolled out across the entire Nissan car range.
It eventually collided with Eurasia in mid-Late Tertiary time, forming the Zagros mountains and Iranian fold belt.
Piotr Steinkellr of Harvard University contends that, contrary to Algaze's argument, southern Mesopotamians did not need to establish such a far-flung network of settlements to obtain such resources, which were available in the foothills of the nearby Zagros mountains. The Uruk expansion was purely a commercial venture aimed at making a profit, Steinkeller asserted at December's annual meeting of the American Institute of Archaeology in Boston.
The Zab rises in the Zagros Mountains south of Lake Urumiyeh but quickly crosses the border into Iraq where it flows into the Tigris River.
In the Zagros Mountains, especially in the northern areas, the territory of Kurdish people, this kind of conventional ownership and relationships between humans and nature are extremely strong [7].
As for Susa, UNESCO said: "Located in the south-west of Iran, in the lower Zagros Mountains, the property encompasses a group of archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side of the Shavur River, as well as Ardeshir's palace, on the opposite bank of the river.
Southern Iran: Zagros mountains. In Mesozoic-Cenozoic Orogenic Belts: Data for orogenic studies (ed.
On what made him start planting the trees, Aria said, "The disappearance of some oak trees in the Zagros Mountains, in particular in my home province, and a film that featured once dense forests there galvanized me into action."
It might seem extraordinary that deadly devices have contributed to the Persian leopard's continued presence in the Zagros Mountains, but the prospects of the region's animal life have always been intimately wrapped up with the fortunes of the local people.