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Gora Karakhan

District: Akyaka
Province: Kars
Country: Turkey
This mountain is located near the former village of Terpeniye in the Akyaka district of Kars province, Turkey. It was known as Gora Karakhan (Гора Карахан) meaning “Mount Karakhan”. The name Karakhan, in turn, means “black Khan” in Turkish and refers to a Turkic tribe that once settled the area. The mountain can be seen from throughout the district and is an important visual landmark demarcating the former Doukhobor homeland in Turkey. [40° 47' 27” N - 43° 33' 22” E]



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