Kopet-Dag Range


Kopet-Dag Range

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Persian  Koppeh Dāgh , Turkmen  Köpetdag 

      mountain range on the border between Turkmenistan and Iran. It runs northwest–southeast for more than 400 miles (645 km), from near the Caspian Sea (northwest) to the Harīrūd (Turkmen: Tejen) River (southeast). Kūh-e Qūchān (10,466 feet [3,191 m]), in Iran, is the highest point in the Kopet-Dag proper, although there are higher elevations in the range's outliers in Iran. The important city of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, lies in the foothills of the Kopet-Dag.

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