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Zag′ros Moun′tainsˈzæg rəs(n.pl.)

  1. a mountain range in S and SW Iran, extending along the borders of Turkey and Iraq. Highest peak, 14,921 ft. (4550 m).

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  1. Zagros Mountains

    The Zagros Mountains are the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq. With a total length of 1,500 km, from northwestern Iran, and roughly correlating with Iran's western border, the Zagros range spans the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau and ends at the Strait of Hormuz. The highest points in the Zagros Mountains are Zard Kuh-bakhtiari and Dena. The Hazaran massif in the Kerman province of Iran forms an eastern outlier of the range, the Jebal Barez reaching into Sistan.

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