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Aras

Aras

[ah-rahs for 1; ar-uhs for 2]
Aras, Armenian, Rus., Araks, Azeri Araz, river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in the Transcaucasus Mts., NE Turkey. It flows generally east, forming parts of the Turkey-Armenia, Armenia-Iran, and Azerbaijan-Iran borders, before entering Azerbaijan where it joins the Kura River at Sabirabad. Much of its upper and middle courses are rapid and tumultuous, and its waters are used for irrigation. The Aras is the chief river of Armenia and its valley contains Armenia's greatest concentration of people and industries. The Aras is the Araxes of the ancients.
Aras may refer to:

  • ARAS, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
  • Aras Free Zone, an industrial Zone situated in north-west of Iran, adjacent to Autonomous Rep. Nakhichivan, Armenia and Rep. Azerbaijan
  • Aras Corp, a provider of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source software
  • Aras, Navarre, a municipality in the autonomous community of Navarre (Navarra), Spain
  • Aras River that starts in Turkey and flows through Caucasia
  • Ərəş, a village in Azerbaijan
  • reticular activating system, the Ascending Reticular Activating System in Neuroanatomy
  • Renal artery stenosis, Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis, in Kidney Diseases
  • Aras Baskauskas, the winner of Survivor: Panama
  • ARAS (Force) Lithuanian Police force of antiterrorism operations

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