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Damavand (دماوند) Photo: 'Mount Damavand' by Hamid Mohammadnazar

Mount Damavand, Damavand (دماوند)
user: Hamid Mohammadnazar (28 photos)
photo taken at: 12:00 am 1 Jun 2012

Mount Damavand

Iran | Damavand (دماوند)

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Mount Damāvand (Pronounced /dæmävænd/) (Persian: دماوند ‎), a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is located in the middle Alborz Range, adjacent to Varārū, Sesang, Gol-e Zard[disambiguation needed] and Mīānrūd and is the highest volcano in all of Asia. It is a potentially active volcano,[6] since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur, which were known to be active on July 6, 2007.[7] The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Āmol county, Māzandarān, 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Tehran.