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Mount Hermon

mountain cluster in the Anti-Lebanon mountain range

Mount Hermon (Arabic: جبل الشيخ‎, Jabal al-Shaykh, "Mountain of the Chief"; Hebrew: הר חרמון‎, Har Hermon, "Mount Hermon") is a very high mountain cluster in the Eastern Lebanon Mountain Range. Its summit sits on the border between Syria and Lebanon.[1] At 2,814 m (9,232 ft) above sea level, it is the highest point in Syria.[2] The southern slopes of Mount Hermon extend into the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. Most of the mountain peaks are snowy in the winter.

Mount Hermon
Arabic: Jabal ash-Shaykh
Hebrew: Har Hermon
Hermonsnow.jpg
Mount Hermon, viewed from Mount Bental in the Golan Heights
Highest point
Elevation2,814 m (9,232 ft)
Prominence1,804 m (5,919 ft)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Geography
Mount Hermon is located in Golan Heights
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon's summit straddles the border between Lebanon and Syria.
LocationSyria and Lebanon
Parent rangeAnti-Lebanon mountain range

ReferencesEdit

  1. ACME Mapper terrain display
  2. "CIA World Fact Book: Syria". 14 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. highest point: Mount Hermon 2,814 m

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