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Sahand

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  • Iran
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.75°N
  • 46.43°E

  • 3707 m
    12159 ft

  • 232001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sahand.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Sahand.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Sahand.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Sahand. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Sahand page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sahand.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sahand.

Photo Gallery

Sahand volcano (Kuh-e-Sahand) is located in NW Iran, about 60 km east of Lake Urmia and 40 km SSE of the city of Tabriz. The city of Maragheh (darker area at lower left) lies below the southern flanks of the volcano. Numerous lava domes (upper right) occupy the lower flanks of the volcano. The massive calc-alkaline stratovolcano is one of the highest peaks in the Azarbaijan region and reaches a height of 3707 m.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS74-708-25, 1995 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Iran, Iraq, USSR (SW)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Iran, Iraq, USSR (SW)
Title: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon
Title: Southwest Asia
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1980
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:3,000
Map of Southwest Asia
Title: Savalan Mountain
Publisher: USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1956
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Savalan Mountain
Title: Tabriz
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tabriz
Title: Tabriz
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tabriz
Title: Tabriz
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tabriz
Title: Reza'iyeh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Reza'iyeh
Title: Reza'iyeh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Reza'iyeh
Title: Reza'iyeh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Reza'iyeh
Title: Clermont-Ferrand
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: France
Year: 1943
Series: AMS M661
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Clermont-Ferrand
Title: Mandali
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran/Iraq
Year: 1942
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:253,440
Map of Mandali
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Sahand in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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