Alvand
Alvand
Elevation 3,570 m (11,713 ft)
Prominence 1,654 m (5,427 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location
Alvand is located in Iran relief
Alvand
Hamedan, Iran
Range Zagros Mountains
Coordinates 34°12′N 47°14′E / 34.2°N 47.233°E / 34.2; 47.233Coordinates: 34°12′N 47°14′E / 34.2°N 47.233°E / 34.2; 47.233
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Alvand or Alvand Kuh (Persian: الوند) is a subrange of Zagros in western Iran. This mountain chain is located near Hamedan, with a summit of 3570 m, and consists mainly of intrusive rocks (granite, granitoid and diorite).

It belong to pro-Zagros range mountains. Alvand and Damavand are holy mountains in Iran. Kalagh-Laneh, Daem-Barf (English pronunciation: Dyem-Barf) and Ghezel-Arsalan mountains are situated at the west side of Alvand.

Alvand is newer form of *Arvant,(from Indo-European > Indo-Iranian root of *ar), means "pointed". The word is familiar with "Alborz" and "Elbrus" < *arburz.[citation needed]

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. It is 10 km south of Hamadan.

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