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Aragats is the highest mount in Armenia. The origin of the name is connected with the name of Ara or Ara Geghetsik, who was the ancient god of death and resurrection. The mount has 4 peaks. The highest is the Northern – 4090 m, then North-Eastern – 4080 m, Western – 3916 m and Southern – 3873 m.
The climate on Aragats depends on the altitude. From the foot of the mount up to the peak the temperature varies from -3 °C to 10 °C. In summer weather is mild and warm, in winter – cold. The territory is rich with vegetation, many representatives of animal world.
There are hundreds of spring waters on the mount. They make up the Qasagh, Amberd, Mantash, Getadzor, Tsaghkahovit rivers. Here there are tufa, perlite and pumice stone reserves.
Aragats is one of the most favorite mountains within Armenians and tourists. There are lots of songs and works, dedicated to Aragats.
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