Har Chermon

Synonyms:
Mount Hermon, הַר חֶרְמוֹן
Har Chermon (Wikipedia)

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
Coordinates33°24′58″N 35°51′27″E / 33.41611°N 35.85750°E / 33.41611; 35.85750Coordinates: 33°24′58″N 35°51′27″E / 33.41611°N 35.85750°E / 33.41611; 35.85750
Geography
Mount Hermon is located in Golan Heights
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon
Mount Hermon's summit straddles the border between Lebanon and Syria.
LocationSyria (southern slopes are located in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights)
Lebanon
Parent rangeAnti-Lebanon mountain range

Mount Hermon (Arabic: جبل الشيخ or جبل حرمون‎ / ALA-LC: Jabal al-Shaykh ("Mountain of the Sheikh") or Jabal Haramun; Hebrew: הַר חֶרְמוֹן‎, Har Hermon) is a mountain cluster constituting the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon and, at 2,814 m (9,232 ft) above sea level, is the highest point in Syria. On the top, in the United Nations buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli-occupied territories, is the highest permanently manned UN position in the world, known as "Hermon Hotel", located at 2814 metres altitude. The southern slopes of Mount Hermon extend to the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights, where the Mount Hermon ski resort is located with a top elevation of 2,040 metres (6,690 ft). A peak in this area rising to 2,236 m (7,336 ft) is the highest elevation in Israeli-controlled territory.[citation needed]

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