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Mountains Around the Iraq-Iran Border

35.5N 46.1E

December 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Iraq and Iran - November 6th, 2009

Iraq and Iran - November 6th, 2009

The mountainous terrain of northeastern Iraq (below) and northwestern Iran (above) is visible in this orthorectified image. The Iraqi land is part of the As Sulaymānīyah Province, within the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The province is surrounded by mountains (Goyzha, Azmir, Glazarda and Piramagrun).

The terrain becomes increasingly mountainous as one moves northward into Iran, one of the world’s most mountainous countries. The western part of Iran includes ranges such as the Caucasus, Zagros and Alborz Mountains. Its landscape is dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaux from one another. Lake Zarivar (or Zrewar) can be seen in one such basin in the upper right quadrant.

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