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Pontic Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointKackar Dagi (3931 m/12,897 ft)
CountriesTurkey (91%), Georgia (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesErzurum (11%), Kastamonu (10%), Samsun (8%), Kars (6%), Artvin (6%), Giresun (6%), Gümüşhane (5%), Ordu (5%), Sinop (5%), Ardahan (4%), Erzincan (4%), Trabzon (4%), Rize (3%), Bayburt (3%), Çankırı (2%), Ajaria (2%), Amasya (2%), Bartin (2%), Tokat (2%), Çorum (2%), Karabük (2%), Sivas (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area124,281 sq km / 47,985 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent303 km / 188 mi North-South
976 km / 607 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 57' N; 37° 53' E
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Map of Pontic Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Pontic Mountains.
AnatoliaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Western AnatoliaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Pontic MountainsLevel 3
         Central AnatoliaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Taurus MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southeast AnatoliaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Pontic Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Kackar Dagi393112,897 
2.Kesis Dagi354611,634 
3.Mount Mezovit328510,778 
4.Ilgaz Daglari25878488 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Pontic Mountains

Kesis Dagi
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Turkey hides many areas of dramatic alpine scenery, such as this scene near Kesis Dagi (2011-07-24). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Mount Mezovit
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Mount Mezovit in the remote and beautiful Kackar Range of Turkey (2010-06-01). Photo by Jan Triska.
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