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  Caucasus Mountains - MSN Encarta
Caucasus Mountains, mountain range, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and southwest Russia, considered a boundary between Europe and Asia.
The mountains are composed of granite and crystalline rock.
The chief minerals of the Caucasus Mountains are coal, copper, lead, manganese, and oil.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Caucasus Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The northeastern regions (Dagestan) and the southern portions of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains are the driest.
The northwest-southeast-trending Caucasus Mountains extend from the eastern shores of the Black Sea to the southwest coast of the Caspian Sea.
The Greater Caucasus on the north is an obstacle for cold northern air masses to meet the western and central areas of the Southern Caucasus (the Kolchidan lowlands and the Kura bowl), thus raising its average temperatures.
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 Caucasus Mountains Image and Information
The northwest-southeast-trending Caucasus Mountains extend from the eastern shores of the Black Sea to the southwest coast of the Caspian Sea.
On the south slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and in the valleys immediately south of the mountains are the three political entities of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
The light blue, elongated lake in the valley immediately south of the mountains near the southeastern edge of the photograph is Lake Mingechaur in Azerbaijan; the darker blue lake in the next valley to the south is Lake Sevan in Armenia.
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 Caucasus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caucasus or Caucasia is a region in Eurasia bordered on the south by Iran, on the southwest by Turkey, on the west by the Black Sea, on the east by the Caspian Sea, and on the north by Russia.
The Caucasus Mountains are commonly reckoned as a dividing line between Asia and Europe, and territories in Caucasia are variably considered to be in one or both continents.
The northern portion of the Caucasus is known as the Ciscaucasus and the southern portion as the Transcaucasus.
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 Caucasus Mountains, Asia
Mountain ridges commonly exceed 3960 m above sea level, and Mount Elbrus (the large snow-covered peak near the western end of the Caucasus Mountains) 5633 m above sea level (the highest of Europe).
The Caucasus Mountains are a relatively young mountain system, and frequent earthquakes testify that the Earth’s crust is unstable in this area.
The plains area north of the Caucasus Mountains belongs to Russia; however, this is the region where many republics (e.g., Chechnya) are trying to establish independent states.
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 American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus
In northern mountainous Azerbaijan and in Dagestan people still recall how the members of the "offended" clan of a common herdsman or peasant, whose daughter was treated not quite delicately by the ruler (i.e., not in line with the adats), literally exterminated the khan's entire cohort and family.
It is quite interesting that even within the Caucasus there is a fairly obvious difference between the people from mountainous areas, with their traditional way of life and rooted notions of honour and dignity, and the more tolerant "Europeanised" inhabitants of towns and lowlands.
Alternatively, a more conservative person from the mountains may utter an inappropriate comment for instance about the short skirt of a woman from the city or about the "somewhat strange" hairdo of her husband, and a conflict is guaranteed.
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 Ecosystem Profile: Caucasus
Twenty-two of the 77 reptiles in the Caucasus are endemic to the region.
The Lesser Caucasus Mountain Chain rises to the south of this depression, with broadleaf and coniferous forests and alpine meadows and shrublands.
The Southern Uplands abut the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, characterized by mountain steppe and grasslands.
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 Caucasus Mountains - ninemsn Encarta
Caucasus Mountains, mountain range, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and south-west Russia, considered a boundary between Europe and Asia.
The range extends for about 1,200 km (750 mi) from the Abşeron Peninsula on the south-western shore of the Caspian Sea to the mouth of the Kuban River on the north-eastern shore of the Black Sea.
Geologically, the Caucasus Mountains belong to a system that extends from south-eastern Europe into Asia.
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 Caucasus Mountains information - Search.com
The northeastern regions (Dagestan) and the southern portions of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains are the driest.
This is especially true for the Lesser Caucasus Mountains which are somewhat isolated from the moist influences coming in from the Black Sea and receive considerably less precipitation (in the form of snow) than the Greater Caucasus Mountains.
The south-eastern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains are covered by beech, oak, maple, hornbeam, and ash forests.
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 Travels in the Caucasus
As if by divine geographical decree, the Caucasus mountains separate Europe from Asia, ancient Christendom from Islam, dividing the steppelands of the north from the higher plateaux of Iran and Turkey to the south.
Due to continued unrest in the Caucasus, caused by the Chechen rebels’ attempts to breakaway from the Russian Federation, but also owing to tensions with Georgia, travel is discouraged by the embassy advisories.
The mountains harbour abundant wildlife, among them the hoofed maral, chamois, wild boar, roe deer and a reintroduced subspecies of the European bison, which in turn are hunted by large carnivores such as the brown bear, wolf and lynx.
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 Caucasus Mountains - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
To the south are the mountainous regions of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
Caucasus weather is generally precipitous and seldom settled, particularly in the west, where the climate is strongly affected by the Black Sea.
The Caucasus is comprised of three primary regions: the Central, Western, and Eastern Caucasus.
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 WWF - Ecosystems in the Caucasus
The broadleaf forests of the Caucasus are highly diverse and are dispersed according to elevation, soil conditions, and climate.
Dark coniferous forests are found in the mountains of the western part of the Lesser Caucasus Range, and on both sides of the western and central parts of the Greater Caucasus Range.
The greatest diversity of plant species among high mountain ecosystems is found in the sub-alpine areas, where high meadow grasses are interspersed with sparse forests of dwarf trees.
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 Caucasus Mountains - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The Caucasus Mountains, located between the Black and Caspian seas, comprise two major folded mountain chains divided along their entire extent by...
- mountain range that is considered a boundary between Europe and Asia, extending through Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and southwestern Russia.
The Caucasus mountains Range, which marks one of the points where Europe and Asia meet, stretches about 1,127 kilometers (about 700 miles) between Black and...
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 Caucasus - the world of Eternity
Caucasus range is extending for 1200 km from the great plains of Russia to the mountainous territories of Transcaucausia, from the Black sea to west to Caspian sea to east, forming both geographic, ethnic and political barrier.
The Great Caucasus is traditionally divided into three regions - Western, Central and Eastern, with conventional borders coming through two highest peaks: Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) to the west and Mt. Kazbek (5033 m) to the east.
It is between these two giants that the most beautiful mountains of Caucasus rising up.
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 Caucasus Information.
This is the most important and best developed valley in the Caucasus, partly because of the mineral wealth located near Tyrnyauz and partly on account of Elbrus and the hundreds of magnificent mountains which comprise it's watershed.
Nevertheless it is important to remember that it is a mountain of almost Himalayan proportions and goodacclimatisation is essential.
Wine, an ancient culture, remote fortified mountain villages, churches, alpine meadows and magnificent glaciated mountains are all combined on this trek through some of the most beautiful and remote mountain areas in the Caucasus.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Caucasus Mountains are a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black and the Caspian sea in the Caucasus region.
Depending on the varying perspectives, Europe's highest mountain is either Mount Elbrus (18,506 feet / 5641 m) or Mont Blanc in the Alps, at the Italian-French border, with a height of 15,774 feet (4808 m).
The Caucasus Mountains are located in the middle of the Eurasian plate between Europe and Asia.
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 Caucasus - Wikinfo
The Caucasus is a region in western Asia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands.
The Caucasus is one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse places on earth.
Languages of the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus (Ibero-Caucasian peoples) are languages of the family of the Iberian-Caucasian languages.
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 Russian Caucasus, Caucasus of Russia, Caucasus mountains, South Caucasus, Caucasus map on RussiansAbroad.com
The region north of the Caucasus includes seven ethnic republics and four "Russian" jurisdictions: the territories of Krasnodar and Stavropol' and the oblasts of Rostov and Astrakhan'.
On the opposite slope of the Caucasus, the former Soviet republic of Georgia likewise includes a number of ethnic groups, two of which--the Abkhaz and the South Ossetians--declared outright independence in the early 1990s.
Not far from Chechnya, a self-styled Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the North Caucasus emerged in 1992 in southwestern Russia, where the borders of the Russian Federation abut the Transcaucasian republics of the former Soviet Union.
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 Caucasus Summary
The region is dominated by the Caucasus Mountains.
The Caucasus or Caucasia is a region in Eurasia bordered on the south by Anatolia (Turkey) and Iran in Asia, on the west by the Black Sea, on the east by the Caspian Sea, and on the north by Russia.
The Caucasus Mountains are commonly reckoned as a dividing line between Asia and Europe, and territories in Caucasia are variably considered to be in one or both continents; for example, the Persian name for the region (harking of Asiatic links) is Qafqâz.
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 Caucasus Kefir Capsules
Caucasus Kefir Capsules are a dietary supplement containing live probiotic microorganisms, yeasts, proteins and minerals, enzymes, lactic acid bacteria and vitamins.
In order for a probiotic to be effective, it must be able to survive the bile and acid levels of the intestines and adhere to or colonize the intestinal lining to produce a protective microbial barrier (colonization).
The Caucasus Kefir cultures are different because they are comprised of a variety of bacteria (over 28 different varieties) which are not overly aggressive, yet they are strong and effective.
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 Biodiversity Hotspots - Caucasus - Overview
Recent economic and political crises in the region are intensifying forest clearing for fuel wood, and together with illegal hunting and plant collecting, threaten the unique biodiversity of this region.
The majority of intact habitat remains in the higher mountain regions with the lower plains experiencing the greatest destruction.
The Caucasus hotspot spans 532,658 km² in the nations of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, the North Caucasian portion of the Russian Federation (including the Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Northern Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkesia, and Adigea Autonomous Republics), the northeastern part of Turkey, and a part of northwestern Iran.
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 The Village of Xinaliq and Great Caucasus mountains
The village is called the land where hena (the plant) grows because at sunrise and sunset the surrounding mountains turn the color of hena.
mountain pass at 3,200 meters (approx 10,000 feet) gives you stunning views of the Great Caucasus mountains including Bazarduzu and Shahdag (the two highest mountains in Azerbaijan).
Have a short rest at the top of the mountain and have a snack of locally made cheese, fruits, and bread.
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 Azerbaijan Europe - Pictures, Travel, Best Sites and Maps
Caucasus Mountains (right) - A region of enormous physiographic complexity because this mountain range has created an almost impenetrable barrier to north-south ground transportation.
The mountains extend from the eastern shores of the Black Sea to the southwest coast of the Caspian Sea.
On the south slopes of the Caucasus Mountains and in the valleys immediately south of the mountains are the states of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
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 Ski tours in the Cacasus Ski adventure in Russia. Ski tour in Russia. Skitour in mountains of Russia
THE CENTRAL CAUCASUS is the heart of the Caucasus, the highest, most fascinating part of the entire mountain system and the one with the most difficult access.
The entire mountain is covered by an immense sheet of ice that takes up 145 square kilometers and in some zones is 400 meters thick.
From the col that divides the two peaks the white slopes of the mountain descend gently, splitting up into tongues of ice and crevasses lying in the many striking valleys that radiate from the mountain.
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 Adventures. Caucasus is beneath me... - How we effected an ascent of the mountain Elborus in 2001"
And it was another expedition, nearby Russia - in the mountains of Caucasus, when in the film "Lie Down with Lions" the agent of the Central Intelligence Agency Jack Carver went out the combat zone with his girl-friend and her little child.
In the evening we had fixed a camp on the riverside, because it was impossible to think of moving through the river in the darkness.
Besides the mountaineering equipment and warm clothing (the temperature of air at the peak of Elborus during August might be about -30 degrees centigrade) I took a banerette of the Web-site "Timothy Dalton.
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 Caucasus Foundation
Under Mongol rule, they were pushed towards and over the Caucasus mountains, where they mixed with other Caucasian groups and successively formed three territorial entities each with different developments.
Russia developed the mining industry in the mountains of Ossetia and the urban centre of Vladikavkaz.
In the North, Ossetes became part of the Mountaineers Republic 1920-4 when they received their own Autonomous District, the status of which was upgraded to Autonomous Republic in 1936.
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 Russian Travel Agency: Explore Russia - the country of Real adventure!
This gentle-sloped volcano in the center of the Caucasus mountains marks the highest point of Europe, with its eastern summit at 5621 meters (18,442 feet) and its western summit - 5642 m (18,510 feet).
There can be serious storms on the mountain, while the next valley over is covered with bright sunshine.
It is situated between the most picturesque mountains and has therefore a long skiing tradition.
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 Crosses & Mountains: The Georgian Military Highway - Watch Towers, Robber Barons & Fresh Ram Heads
In fact, the Ossetians just beyond the Darial Gorge in North Ossetia-Alania and those south of the Caucasus range in the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia (whose autonomous region was abolished by Gamsahurdia) claim to be descendants of the ancient Alan tribes that once stroke terror across Eastern Europe and the Ukrainian plains.
The GMH we see today was built in the 19th C by the Russians, to secure their supply lines south of the Caucasus Mountains.
A holy mountain, the Georgians say, for this was where Amirani, the Georgian Prometheus, was chained in a cave as a punishment for giving mankind fire.
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 Caucasus. Geography, Elbrus region, Dombay, Arhyz.
The Caucasian ridge extends for 1200 km from the East to the West, from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, and for 180 km from the South to the North.
The mountain chain separates Russia from the Caucasian region.
The Greater Caucasus is generally divided into three parts: West, Central and East Caucasus.
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