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Mountains of Central and Eastern Turkey

38.7N 34.2E

July 15th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Turkey - July 4th, 2010

Turkey - July 4th, 2010

Central and eastern Turkey, a transcontinental Eurasian country, can be observed here. The territory of Turkey is more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) long and 800 km (500 mi) wide, with a roughly rectangular shape.

The Asian part of the country, Anatolia, consists of a high central plateau with narrow coastal plains, between the Köroğlu and Pontic mountain ranges to the north and the Taurus Mountains to the south. Eastern Turkey has a more mountainous landscape and is home to the sources of rivers such as the Euphrates, Tigris and Aras, and contains Lake Van and Mount Ararat, Turkey’s highest point at 5,165 metres (16,946 ft).

Upon opening the full image, these areas of mountain ranges and plains can be observed clearly. The higher elevations near the northern coast are capped with clouds, while those to the south are clear.

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