"Armenian Highlands"


"Armenian Highlands", Central Armenia

"The Armenian Highlands is the central-most and highest of three land-locked plateaus that together form the northern sector of the Middle East. To its west is the Anatolian plateau which rises slowly from the lowland coast of the Aegean Sea and rises to the average height rises dramatically from 3000ft to 7000ft. To its southeast is the Iranian plateau where the elevation drops rapidly to an average 2000ft to 5000ft above sea level." "Intro The Armenian Highlands is the central-most and highest of three land-locked plateaus that together form the northern sector of the Middle East. To its west is the A the average height rises dramatically from 3000ft to 7000ft. To its southeast is the Iranian plateau where the elevation drops rapidly to an average 2000ft to 5000ft above sea level.During Antiquity it was known as Armenia Major a central region to the history of Armenians and one of the three geo-political regions associated with Armenians the other two being Armenia Minor and Sophene. During the Middle Ages Turkmens settled in large numbers in the Armenian Highlands.The region was historically inhabited by Hurro-Urartian tribes Armenians and minorities of Georgians Assyrians and Greeks along the periphery. The Christian population of the Western half of the region was exterminated in an event known as the Armenian Genocide.Today the region is mainly inhabited by Armenians Georgians Kurds Azerbaijanis and Turks. Name Haykakan leṙnašxarh Turkish: Ermenistan Yaylası or Ermenistan Platosu the Republic of Turkey was established. It is claimed that in its attempts to Turkify the geographical and settlement names in Turkey the authorities of the republic began a systematic campaign to alter non-Turkish placenames. These attempts included the name change of the geographical expression of ""Armenia"" or ""Armenian plateau"" to ""Eastern Anatolia."" However as can be seen in Turkish sources the names Armenian plateau or Armenian Highland (Ermenistan Yaylası) are used to define the plateau. The term ""Eastern Anatolia Region"" is designated for the region and is mainly used for statistical purposes while geographic expression Armenian plateau is continued to be used in contemporary Turkish sources. GeographyIts total area is about 400 000 km².""Armenian Highland."" Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Historically the Armenian Highlands has been the scene of great volcanic activity.Volcanoes their structure and significance Thomas George Bonney - 1912 - Page 243 Geologically recent volcanism on the area has resulted in large volcanic formations and a series of massifs and tectonic movement has formed the three largest lakes in the Highland Lake Sevan Lake Van and Lake Urmia.Emerald Network Pilot Project in Armenia Council of Europe. The Armenian Highlands is rich in water resources.Der Völkermord an den Armeniern Nikolaĭ Oganesovich Oganesian - 2005- Page 6 Most of the Armenian Highlands is in Turkey's Eastern Anatolia Region



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