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Damavand, Highest Volcano in Asia

Damavand, Highest Volcano in AsiaDamavand, Highest Volcano in Asia

Damavand is a perfect cone-shaped volcano located in the central part of Alborz Mountain range in north of Iran on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The volcano is 5671 meters high.

It is the highest volcano in Asia, the highest summit in the Middle East and the second highest volcano in the northern hemisphere.

Snow covers the entire mountain range in winter and the upper parts in the other seasons. Damavand has a narrow summit crater usually covered with snow-cap and cloud. The snowy white peak with its regular ventricular cap cloud is one of the most beautiful sights.

Damavand is surrounded by many alluring peaks of the Alborz chain. The view of this huge mountain looks more attractive from a distance than close up. On a clear day it is visible from 250 km away.