Greater Caucasus

Greater Caucasus (Russian: Большой Кавказ; Azerbaijani: Böyük Qafqaz; Georgian: დიდი კავკასიონი), sometimes translated as "Caucasus Major", "Big Caucasus" or "Large Caucasus") is the major mountain range of the Caucasus Mountains.

It stretches for about 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) from west-northwest to east-southeast, between the Taman Peninsula of the Black Sea to the Absheron Peninsula of the Caspian Sea: from the Western Caucasus in the vicinity of Sochi on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea and reaching nearly to Baku on the Caspian.

The range is traditionally separated into three parts:

  • Western Caucasus, from the Black Sea to Mount Elbrus
  • Central Caucasus, from Mount Elbrus to Mount Kazbek
  • Eastern Caucasus, from Mount Kazbek to the Caspian Sea

Read more about Greater Caucasus:  Europe—Asia Boundary, Watershed, Peaks, Passes, Valleys

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