General Information

Mount Ararat (Hebrew: Ararat; Turkish: Buyuk Agri Dagi; Armenian: Masis) is an extinct volcano in the highlands of Armenia in eastern Turkey, specifically, in the Turkish-Armenian-Iranian border. It is the highest mountain in Turkey.

Culture and History

The Turkish name means “The Mountain of Great Pain”. Similarly, Little Ararat is “Kucuk Agri Dagi”. Great Ararat is 5165 m high, whereas Little Ararat has an elevation of 3925 m.

According to Judeo-Christian tradition, it was the “Mountains of Ararat” where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the flood was over.