The KOPET DAG, KOPET DAGH, or KOPPEH DAGH (Persian :
کپهداغ; Turkmen : Köpetdag), also known as the
Turkmen-Khorasan Mountain Range is a mountain range on the frontier
* 1 Etymology * 2 Geology * 3 Topography * 4 Archaeology * 5 Ski resort * 6 Plants and animals * 7 See also * 8 References
The word "kopet" or in Persian "koppeh" means "pile" or "heap", and the word "dag" or "dagh" means "mountain" in Turkic. So "Kopet Dagh" or "Koppeh Dagh" could be defined as "the mountain that is piled or heaped" and therefore the words could mean "piled or hilly mountains" or "low hills" in general.
The most western foothills of the
The foothills of the Kopet-Dag near Ashgabat are the site of the remains of the ancient Parthian city of Nisa (Nessa, Nusaý).
This mountain range has a ski resort , officially opened by the
former president of Turkmenistan,
Saparmurat Niyazov . Despite the
lack of snow in the
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
The woodlands of the region are home to many fruit trees, shrubs, and
vines that have proved valuable for human use and selective breeding ,
including pomegranate (Punica granatum), wild grapes Vitis sylvestris
, fig (Ficus carica), wild apple (
Malus turkmenorum ), wild pear
Pyrus boissieriana ), wild cherries (
* ^ ,"خرِبِت كُپِتدَگ: Iran". Retrieved 2010-09-09. .
* ^ Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
* ^ Kopet-Dag Range, Encyclopædia Britannica, www.britannica.com
* ^ Geological Map of Iran, National Geoscience Database of Iran,
* ^ Geological Map of the Middle East, published by Geological
Survey of Iran, Second Edition, 1993
* ^ Oct. 5, 1948 - More than 110,000 people were killed by 7.3
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* ^ Turkmen government announces new construction projects
Universal Newswires, accessed on November 15, 2012.
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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 245400182 * GND : 4497404-8