Eilat Mountains

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Eilat Mountains
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Eilat Mountains reflection in the sea, 2007
Highest point
Elevation899 m (2,949 ft)
Coordinates29°40′02″N 34°54′51″E / 29.66722°N 34.91417°E / 29.66722; 34.91417Coordinates: 29°40′02″N 34°54′51″E / 29.66722°N 34.91417°E / 29.66722; 34.91417
Eilat Mountains is located in Israel
Eilat Mountains
Eilat Mountains
Southern Negev, Israel
Mountain typeIgneous rock

The Eilat Mountains (Hebrew: הרי אילתHarei Eilat) are a mountain range within the southern Negev in southern Israel.[1] The ranges of the Timna Valley belong to the Eilat Mountains.[2] Among the central block of mountains, Mount Hezekiah is the highest, followed by Mount Solomon.


The mountains are named after the nearby city of Eilat and the biblical name of the city Eilot (Eiloth), which was situated where today the city of Eilat is located.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The ridge of the Eilat Mountains along the western side of the southern Arava Valley forms part of a 60,000 ha Important Bird Area (IBA), as designated by BirdLife International, because it supports populations of various bird species, especially waterbirds and raptors on seasonal migration.[3]


  1. ^ Karst Hydrology: Proceedings of an International Workshop (Workshop W2) Held at Rabat, Morocco, During the Fifth Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) : from 23 April to 3 May, 1997. International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 1998. p. 146. ISBN 1901502406.
  2. ^ Biological Resources and Migration. Springer Science & Business Media. 2013. p. 363. ISBN 3662060833.
  3. ^ "Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains". BirdLife Data Zone. BirdLife International. 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.