Zagros Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointDena (4435 m/14,551 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.Dena443514,551South Central Zagros
2.Kale-Qodveis434114,242South Central Zagros
3.Pazan Pir428514,058South Central Zagros
4.Zard Kuh422113,848North Central Zagros
5.Haft Tanan410413,465North Central Zagros
6.Oshtoran Kuh408113,389North Central Zagros
7.Qalikuh407813,379North Central Zagros
8.Golgol407013,353North Central Zagros
9.Shahankuh403813,248North Central Zagros
10.Haft Cheshmeh399013,091South Central 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.Dena443514,551South Central Zagros
2.Zard Kuh422113,848North Central Zagros
3.Garin363011,909Northern Zagros
4.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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