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13 Facts About Caucasus region
In Georgian tradition, the term Caucasus region is derived from Caucas, the son of the Biblical Togarmah and legendary forefather of Nakh peoples.
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Term Caucasus region is not only used for the mountains themselves but includes Ciscaucasia and Transcaucasia.
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The Caucasus region is one of the candidates for the location of Airyanem Vaejah, the apparent homeland of the Iranians of Zoroaster.
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North Caucasus region is known as the Ciscaucasus, whereas the South Caucasus region is commonly known as the Transcaucasus.
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In Persian mythology, the Caucasus region might be associated with the mythic Mount Qaf which is believed to surround the known world.
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The Caucasus region is included in the list of 34 world biodiversity hotspots.
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Caucasus region has many economically important minerals and energy resources, such as gold, silver, copper, iron ore, manganese, tungsten, zinc, oil, natural gas, and coal .
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