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Mount Shahdagh (Azerbaijani: Şahdağ) is a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located in Qusar rayon of Azerbaijan, close to the border with Russia. The elevation of the peak is 4,243 metres above the sea level.[1] Prehistoric cave dwellings have been discovered at the base of the mountain indicating habitation for over 9,000 years.

Mount Shahdagh
Şahdağ Mountain, Qusar, 2013.JPG
Highest point
Elevation4,243 m (13,921 ft)
Prominence1,102 m (3,615 ft)
Coordinates41°16′21″N 48°00′16″E / 41.2725°N 48.0044°E / 41.2725; 48.0044Coordinates: 41°16′21″N 48°00′16″E / 41.2725°N 48.0044°E / 41.2725; 48.0044
Mount Shahdagh is located in Caucasus mountains
Mount Shahdagh
Mount Shahdagh
Location of Mount Shahdagh within the Caucasus mountains
Country Azerbaijan
Parent rangeGreater Caucasus

Among the earth rocks found in Shahdag are magnesian lime, chalkstone and marble.[2] Winter temperatures at Shahdag average -20°C.[3]

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Britain penetrated the area in 1917-8 and in pre-historic times, humans. Alexander the Great infiltrated the area.


  1. ^ Большая советская энциклопедия. Шахдаг [Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Shahdag] (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-08-09.
  2. ^ Большой энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона. Шахдаг [Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedia Dictionary. Shahdag] (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-08-09.
  3. ^ Альпинисты Азербайджана совершили зимнее восхождение на одну из самых высоких вершин страны - гору Шахдаг [Azerbaijani alpinists climbed to one of the highest peaks of the country - Mount Shahdag] (in Russian). Novosti Azerbaijan. 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2011-08-09.

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