[well]Mount Damavand Quick Facts:

  • Also known as Donbavand
  • Highest peak in Iran and the Middle East
  • Highest volcano in all of Asia


Mount Damavand

Mount Damavand is a dormant volcano located in Iran. With the summit reaching 18,406 feet (5,610 m), it is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East and it is the highest volcano in all of Asia.

Mount Damavand is part of the Alborz mountain range. it is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea As a dormant stratovolcano, Mount Damavand features fumaroles towards the peak which have spewed sulfur as recently as 2007.

Additionally, Mount Damavand features thermal springs. Combined with the fumaroles, the hot springs give evidence that hot magma is still present beneath the volcano.

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More will follow on Mount Damavand as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Asia.