Kur-Araz Lowland

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The Kura-Aras Lowland, Kura-Aras Depression or Kura-Aras Basin[1] (Azerbaijani: Kür-Araz ovalığı) is a vast depression in central-southern Azerbaijan defined by the valleys of the Kura River and Aras River. It is situated by the West shore of the Caspian Sea and is part of the Aral-Caspian Depression, it is delimited by the Greater Caucasus from the North, Lesser Caucasus from the West and the Talysh Mountains from the South.[2] The name is derived from the names of the two rivers in the area: the Kura and the Aras.[3]

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  1. ^ The name of Aras may also be variously transliterates as Araz, Arax, or Araxes.
  2. ^ Profile of Azerbaijan, a 2003 World Bank document
  3. ^ https://www.britannica.com/place/Azerbaijan#ref481406

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Coordinates: 41°10′00″N 45°50′00″E / 41.1667°N 45.8333°E / 41.1667; 45.8333