The Caucasus or Caucasia is a region at the border of Europe and Asia, situated between the Black and the Caspian Seas. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, which contain Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Politically, the Caucasus region is separated between northern and southern parts. The southern parts consist of independent sovereign states, including Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey and Iran. The northern parts are under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation.