Kura-Aras Lowland


Kura-Aras Lowland

The Kura-Aras Lowland, Kura-Aras Depression or Kura-Aras Basin [The name of Aras may also be variously transliterates as Araz, Arax, or Araxes.] ( _az. Kür-Araz ovalığı) is a vast depression in central-southern Azerbaijan defined by the valleys of the Kura River and Aras River. It is situated by the West shore of the Caspian Sea and is part of the Aral-Caspian Depression. It is delimited by the Greater Caucasus from the North, Lesser Caucasus from the West and the Talysh Mountains from the South. [ [http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2003/04/11/000094946_03040304034344/Rendered/INDEX/multi0page.txt Profile of Azerbaijan] , a 2003 World Bank document]

Its extension is the Lenkoran Lowland, which reaches Iran at Astara.

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