Taurus Mountains

Taurus Mountains

Mountain chain, southern Turkey, running parallel with the Mediterranean Sea coast. The system extends along a curve from Lake Egridir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates River in the east. It has many peaks rising above 12,000 ft (3,700 m) in elevation. The Cilician Gates pass, used by caravans and armies since antiquity, crosses the range north of Tarsus.

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