Alvand Kuh

Alvand Kuh Mountain in Hamadan, Iran

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Alvand or Alvand Kuh is a subrange of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran located 10 km south of the city of Hamedan in Hamedan Province. With an elevation of 3580 metres, it is situated to the east of the Ghezel-Arsalan mountains. Aside from Mount Alvand, Kalagh-Laneh and Daem-Barf are among the famous peaks of this range.

Located in the range is the Ganj Nameh, a trilingual ancient inscription by kings Darius the Great and Xerxes I in the ancient languages Neo-Elamite, Neo-Babylonian, and Old Persian. Alvand and Damavand are holy mountains in Iran. Mount Alvand is situated in a geographical location that has a Mediterranean climate with spring rains.

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