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Biblical mountain
, upon which Noah's Ark landed after the flood.

Noah made a sacrifice on Ararat and God established a covenant with him that He will never destroy the earth by flood and He set a rainbow in the clouds as a sign of the covenant.

For the first time Ararat is mentioned in the Bible (Genesis). In old sources Ararat is mentioned as the name of the mountain, kingdom, region and state. Foreign authors called it mountains of Ararat, mountains of the Ararat land and Armenian mountains.

A state or a country located in the center of the historic Armenia. It had several cities which were the residences of the Armenian kings. Armenia was called the Kingdom of Ararat.

Tombs of some Armenian kings full of treasures are located on Ararat.

Ararat had mystical influence on Armenians and was worshipped and made part of the legends.

In past Ararat was famous hunting ground of the Armenian kings full of bears, tigers, lions and lynx.

Fridriech Parrot, a professor of the Dorpat University and Khachatur Abovian, an Armenian author, were the first people to climb to the top of Ararat in 1829.

Members of an 1850 expedition recall seeing Elbrus, Kazbek, Geghama, Tavros and Korduk mountains from the top of Ararat.

The highest peak of the Armenian mountains (5165m).

Perimeter is 130km. 1200km2.

Ararat consists of two peaks, the larger of which is called Masis (5165m) and the smaller one is Sis (3925m).

Average temperature in January is -6 C at foot, -25 C at top and in July is 26C and 0C respectively.

Ararat is the sacred symbol of the Armenian nation, the Armenian statehood and the lost territories of the Western Armenia.