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زردكوه بختياري
Kolunchin Zardkuh.JPG
Highest point
Elevation4,221 m (13,848 ft) [1]
Prominence2,095 m (6,873 ft) [1]
Coordinates32°21′52″N 50°4′39″E / 32.36444°N 50.07750°E / 32.36444; 50.07750Coordinates: 32°21′52″N 50°4′39″E / 32.36444°N 50.07750°E / 32.36444; 50.07750
English translationYellow Mountain
Language of namePersian
Zard-Kuh زردكوه بختياري is located in Iran
Zard-Kuh زردكوه بختياري
زردكوه بختياري
Parent rangeZagros Mountains

Zard-Kuh (meaning "Yellow Mountain", also spelled Zardkuh, Zarduh Kuh[2] or Zard Kuh-e Bakhtiari; Persian: زردكوه بختياري) is a sub-range in the central Zagros Range, Iran.

With an elevation of 4221 metres, the Zard-Kuh is located in the Zagros Mountains in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran;[3] the Karun and also Zayanderud rivers start in the Zagros mountains near the Zard-Kuh. There are small glaciers on the mountain owing to the relatively high precipitation, which are the only glaciers in the subtropics outside the Himalayas, Andes and Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.[4]

Geologically, the Zard-Kuh is situated in the Sanandaj-Sirjan geologic and structural zone of Iran and is mainly made of Cretaceous limestone.[5]

The famous early documentary Grass captures on film the Bakhtiari tribe's crossing of Zard-Kuh barefoot in the snow with 50,000 people and 500,000 animals.

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  1. ^ a b "Iran: 54 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater" Sources differ significantly on the elevation of this peak. Peakbagger for example gives an elevation of 4,548 m and a prominence of 2,443 m. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  2. ^ Rawlinson, George. 2002. The Seven Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World (Vol. 2: Babylonia, Media and Persia)
  3. ^ Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
  4. ^ Glaciers of Iran
  5. ^ Geological Map of Iran, National Geoscience Database of Iran,

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