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
Coordinates33°24′58″N 35°51′27″E / 33.41611°N 35.85750°E / 33.41611; 35.85750
Mount Hermon is located in Golan Heights
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon's summit straddles the border between Lebanon and Syria.
LocationSyria, Lebanon, Israel
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, Lebanon, and the Israeli Golan Heights.[1] At 2,814 metres (9,232 ft) above sea level, it is the highest point in Syria and Israel.[2] The southern slopes of Mount Hermon extend into the Israeli part of the Golan Heights. Most of the mountain peaks are snowy in the winter. Mount Hermon has the highest precipitation in Israel and Syria.

References[change | change source]

  1. ACME Mapper terrain display
  2. "CIA World Fact Book: Syria". 14 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2011. highest point: Mount Hermon 2,814 m

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