Mount Meron

Coordinates: 33°00′N 35°25′E / 33.000°N 35.417°E / 33.000; 35.417
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Mount Meron
Har MeronJabal al-Jarmaq
Northern slopes of Mt. Meron
Highest point
Elevation1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Coordinates33°00′N 35°25′E / 33.000°N 35.417°E / 33.000; 35.417
Mount Meron is located in Israel
Mount Meron
Mount Meron

Mount Meron (Hebrew: הַר מֵירוֹן, Har Meron; Arabic: جبل الجرمق, Jabal al-Jarmaq)[1] is a mountain in the Upper Galilee region in the Galilee District of Israel. It is important in Jewish religious tradition and parts of it have been declared a nature reserve. At 1,208 metres (3,963 ft) above sea level, Mount Meron is the highest peak in Israel within its internationally recognized borders,[2] though many peaks in the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, which was annexed by Israel in 1981, are higher. Mount Meron has the second highest precipitation in Israel after Mount Hermon.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Encyclopædia Britannica: Mount Meron". Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. Federal Research Division (2004). Israel A Country Study (Paperback ed.). Kessinger Publishing, LLC. p. 8. ISBN 141912689X.

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