Mt. Shani (Georgian: შანი), also known as Shan (Russian: Шан) and Shanloam (Ingush: Шанлоам, meaning "icy mountain") is a mountain in the Caucasus. It has an elevation of 4,451 metres (14,603 ft) and is on the international border between Georgia and Ingushetia, Russia. The mountain rises immediately to the east of Stepantsminda, Georgia. According to some, Mount Shani is said to be the abode of the Hindu god, Shani[citation needed].

Mount Shani
Shan, Shanloam
Kazbegi Panorama.jpg
Mt. Shani (the leftmost peak in the photo) as seen from the outskirts of Stepantsminda
Highest point
Elevation4,451 m (14,603 ft)[1]
Prominence1,775 m (5,823 ft)[2]
Coordinates42°40′33″N 44°45′27″E / 42.67583°N 44.75750°E / 42.67583; 44.75750Coordinates: 42°40′33″N 44°45′27″E / 42.67583°N 44.75750°E / 42.67583; 44.75750[2]
Mount Shani is located in Georgia
Mount Shani
Mount Shani
Location in Georgia (on the border with Russia)
Mount Shani is located in Republic of Ingushetia
Mount Shani
Mount Shani
Mount Shani (Republic of Ingushetia)
LocationGeorgiaRussia border
Countries Georgia and  Ingushetia
Parent rangeMain Caucasian Range
Gergeti Trinity Church in the foreground with the base of Mount Shani in the background.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shan, Georgia/Russia" Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  2. ^ a b "European Russia and the Caucasian States - Ultra Prominence Page" Retrieved 2012-02-12.

External linksEdit

  • "Shan, Georgia/Russia".