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Zagros Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointDena (4409 m/14,465 ft)
CountriesIran (83%), Iraq (17%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area533,512 sq km / 205,989 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,280 km / 795 mi North-South
1,296 km / 805 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long31° 57' N; 50° 8' E
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Map of Zagros Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Zagros Mountains.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2
                 Northern ZagrosLevel 3 (Child)
                 North Central ZagrosLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Central ZagrosLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southern ZagrosLevel 3 (Child)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Zagros Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Dena440914,465South Central Zagros
2.Zard Kuh422113,848North Central Zagros
3.Oshtoran Kuh413913,579North Central Zagros
4.Kuh-e Gereh399013,091South Central Zagros
5.Kuh-e Bul394312,936South Central Zagros
6.Kuh-e Darabshah390012,795North Central Zagros
7.Kuh-e Hezar Darreh388012,730South Central Zagros
8.Menar375012,303North Central Zagros
9.Kuh-e Rag366112,011South Central Zagros
10.Kuh-e Garin363011,909Northern Zagros
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Dena440914,465South Central Zagros
2.Zard Kuh422113,848North Central Zagros
3.Kuh-e Garin363011,909Northern Zagros
4.Kuh-e Fareghan324010,630Southern Zagros



Photos of Peaks in the Zagros Mountains

Zard Kuh
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Start of the hiking between thistles (2017-06-27). Photo by Reza Babri.
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