• Counter :
  • 3568
  • Date :
  • 3/8/2010

Altitudes and Summits, Kermanshah

altitudes and summits

The Kermanshah Province is located in a mountainous area and includes the great mountain ranges of the Zagross. In some parts of the vast lower slopes of this highland, wide valleys, low lying lands and alluvium plains have been formed which are considered important from the recreational area point of view. The most important mountains are as follows:

Chal Abad Mountain, Kermanshah

The Chal Abad Mountains are located 50 km. northwest of Kermanshah. The same reach an elevation of 2,444 m. This mountain along with others such as, Vellari, Hashlan, Khurir, Hool Hool, and Khaqaneh form a small elevated area. The highest summit of the region is Khurir, with an altitude of 2,550 m. The Qaiyreneh River flows from the eastern slopes of this mountainous area, and then diverts northwards between the elevated regions of Poraw and Chal Abad. The Ravansar River is also within the western limits of this zone, and the tributaries of this region flow into the two above mentioned rivers, forming a small lake in the southern skirts known as the Sholeh Wetland.

Dalakhani Mountain, Sonqor

The Dalakhani Mountain is located 10 km. south of Sonqor and is about 3,350 m. high. The Dinvar and Kangar Shah Rivers originate here. This mountain is one of the highest mountains of the Zagross, and is linked to the Souvil Mountains from the south.

Lojar Mountain, Sonqor

The Lojar Mountain is located 33 km. north east of Sonqor and is 2,831 m. in height. The Gavrood River originates here. This mountain is connected from north to Sinavand and from southwest to Sheitan Bazar.

Poraw Mountain, Kermanshah

The mountainous region of Poraw in the northeast of Kermanshah has an area of about 1,020 sq. km. It consists of various mountains such as Taq-e-Bostan, Bistoon Poraw (3,257 m), Kamar Kabood peak (2,916 m) of the Chaleh Zand Mountains.

The most important and deep cave of the Middle East to the depth 572 m. known as Poraw is located on southern slopes of Qateh Charmi summit.

 The Houjir Mountain is located to the east of the Poraw highland and the Denvar River Valley separates it from this region, and creates a smaller high land.

 Other Altitudes and Peaks

The other important mountains of the Kermanshah Province are the Dallahoo and Shahoo Mountains.


Other links:

The province of Kermanshah

History and Culture, Kermanshah

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 3)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 3)

Palaces and Edifices, Kermanshah    

Fire Temples, Kermanshah

Castles and Forts, Kermanshah

Historical Bridges and Caravansaries, Kermanshah

Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Old Bazaars & Old Public Bath, Kermanshah

Old Mosques, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Old Mosques, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Kermanshah (Part 2)

  • Print

    Send to a friend

    Comment (0)