MOUNT SÜPHAN : TURKEY

Mount Süphan : Turkey

Mount Süphan is a stratovolcano located in eastern Turkey, immediately north of Lake Van.

It is the second highest volcano in Turkey, with an elevation of 4,058 metres (13,314 feet), and has the second highest prominence of the Armenian Highland, after Mount Ararat.

Adilcevaz (top-left) is a town and district capital within the Bitlis Province of Turkey, located on the Northern Shore of Lake Van.

Because of numerous civilizations which have had settlements in Adilcevaz, the city has many ruins and historical artifacts from different eras.

Urartians, Persians, Assyrians, Macedonians, Arabs, Byzantines, Armenians have lived in Adilcevaz in different periods. Today, contrary to the traditionally Armenian population which once lived in the east of Turkey, there are almost exclusively Kurdish people here, due to Armenian Genocide in the 1900s.

The famous Kef castle built by the Seljuk Turks lies 10km west of Adilcevaz on a mountain. Monastery of the Miracles, also known as Monastery of Ardzgue is 2.18 miles northwest of Adilcevaz in the hills to the north of Lake Van.

Adilcevaz is famous for its special kind of walnuts (ceviz in Turkish). There are many types of regional foods, fruits and herbs. Adilcevaz has developed into an enhanced city that attracts tourists due to its peaceful environment and newly constructed sports complexes. A watersports complex includes waterskiing and wide swimming areas.

The two prominent lakes are Aygir Göl (Stallion Lake) & Sodali Göl (Lake Arin) near the shore of Lake Van (left)


The inset photograph was taken using an 1150mm lens from the Cupola of International Space Station.

This is the 5th post in a series featuring photographs taken on a single pass over the Middle East one year ago this week* from the ISS (August 6th, 2015 *Date of original post).

Source Image : ISS044-E-36665
Focal Length: 1150mm

RAW Version

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-06 15:41:36 UTC ISS Nadir position: 39.8°N, 44.67°E (Turkey) Image Geolocation: 38.837°N, 42.822°E (Turkey)

Image Timestamp: 2015-08-06 15:41:36 UTC
ISS Nadir position: 39.8°N, 44.67°E (Turkey)
Image Geolocation: 38.837°N, 42.822°E (Turkey)

SOURCE DATA

  • Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
  • Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
  • Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
  • Overlay Source Image: NASA Johnson