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|Last Known Eruption:||Unknown|
|Summit Elevation:||3707 m||12,162 feet|
|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 massive, extensively eroded calc-alkaline stratovolcano is one of the highest peaks in the Azarbaijan region and reaches a height of 3707 m. Numerous lava domes dot the lower flanks of the volcano. Pleistocene Potassium-Argon dates from 1.2-0.8 million years ago have been obtained (Innocenti et al., 1982), but Karakhanian et al. (2002) stated that eruptions at Sahand continued into the Holocene.|