Mount Hermon

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Mount Hermon
Arabic: Jabal ash-Shaykh
Hebrew: Har Hermon
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
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LocationSyria and Lebanon
Parent rangeAnti-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.

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  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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