Levant Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointQurnat as Sawda (3088 m/10,131 ft)
CountriesSyria (29%), Iraq (27%), Jordan (15%), Saudi Arabia (11%), Egypt (10%), Israel (4%), Lebanon (2%), Cyprus (2%), Palestinian Authority (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area602,091 sq km / 232,467 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,042 km / 647 mi North-South
1,161 km / 722 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 25' N; 38° 29' E
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Map of Levant Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Levant Ranges.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2
                 CyprusLevel 3 (Child)
                 Northern Levant Coastal RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Sinai-Palestine RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Syrian DesertLevel 3 (Child)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Levant Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Qurnat as Sawda308810,131Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
2.Jabal ash Shaykh28149232Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
3.Mount Hermon28009186Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
4.Tal at Musa26598724Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
5.Gebel Katherîna26298625Sinai-Palestine Ranges
6.Jabal al Lawz25188261Syrian Desert
7.Mzaar Mountain24658087Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
8.Gebel Mûsa22857497Sinai-Palestine Ranges
10.Jabal Umm ad Dami18546083Syrian Desert
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Qurnat as Sawda308810,131Northern Levant Coastal Ranges
2.Gebel Katherîna26298625Sinai-Palestine Ranges
3.Jabal al Lawz25188261Syrian Desert

Photos of Peaks in the Levant Ranges

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You can go this far, but the last part is a big no no (2014-05-16). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Har Meron
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Andrew Rankine and took the peak trail from half way up to the top (2015-12-18). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Selvili Tepe
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Inside military area (2012-05-23). Photo by Lars Holme.
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