Svanetian Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointElbrus (5642 m/18,510 ft)
CountriesRussia (91%), Georgia (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesStavropol (69%), Kabardino-Balkaria (11%), Karachay-Cherkessia (5%), Kalmykia (3%), Krasnodar (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area89,462 sq km / 34,541 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent467 km / 290 mi North-South
364 km / 226 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 14' N; 43° 14' E
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Map of Svanetian Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Svanetian Range.
Central CaucasusLevel 3 (Parent)
         Svanetian RangeLevel 4
         Digorian RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ossetian RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Svanetian Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
2.Gora Dykh-Tau520517,077 
4.Gora Koshtan-Tau515216,903 
5.Pik Pushkin510016,732 
9.Kukurtlu Dome497816,332 
10.Pik Schota Rustaveli496016,273 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Svanetian Range


The volcanic cone of Elbrus is very atypical for the Caucasus.
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Dongusorun and Nakra-tau from Pik Cheget (1984-09-07). Photo by Frederick Johnson.
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Pik Cheget
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A view over Elbrus from Cheget (2014-07-23). Photo by Piotr Kaczynski.
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