Iranian Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointDamavand (5609 m/18,402 ft)
CountriesIran (64%), Pakistan (26%), Afghanistan (6%), Turkmenistan (4%), Azerbaijan (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,805,575 sq km / 697,133 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,800 km / 1,118 mi North-South
2,560 km / 1,591 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long31° 59' N; 58° 40' E
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Map of Iranian Plateau
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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 Iranian Plateau.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2
                 Northwest Iran RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 ElburzLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Iranian PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 Eastern Iranian RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 BaluchistanLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southeast IranLevel 3 (Child)
         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 Iranian Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
2.Alam Kuh482615,833Elburz
3.Sabalan481115,784Northwest Iran Ranges
5.Takhte Soleymen466515,305Elburz
6.Hezar450014,764Central Iranian Plateau
8.Shah438014,370Central Iranian Plateau
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
2.Sabalan481115,784Northwest Iran Ranges
4.Hezar450014,764Central Iranian Plateau
5.Tafatan394712,949Southeast Iran
6.Shirbad331410,873Eastern Iranian Ranges

Photos of Peaks in the Iranian Plateau

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The classic volcanic shape of Damavand, Iran, from a nearby highway (2009-08-02). Photo by Ken Jones.
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