Mountain of Smoke

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Mountain of Smoke
Mountain of Smoke is located in Bahrain
Mountain of Smoke
Mountain of Smoke
Highest point
Elevation 134 m (440 ft) [1]
Prominence 134 m (440 ft) [1]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 26°2′20″N 50°32′35″E / 26.03889°N 50.54306°E / 26.03889; 50.54306Coordinates: 26°2′20″N 50°32′35″E / 26.03889°N 50.54306°E / 26.03889; 50.54306
Location Bahrain

The Mountain of Smoke (Arabic: جبل الدخان‎‎, Jabal ad Dukhan) is a hill in the Southern Governorate of Bahrain. At 134 m (440 ft) above mean sea level, it is the country's highest point. The Mountain of Smoke is named as such because of the haze which often surrounds it on humid days. A number of caves of indeterminate type are in the vicinity of the mountain.[2]

Flint dating to the Stone Age have been found on and around the hill.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Jabal ad Dukhan" on Retrieved 24 September 2011
  2. ^ Collins, Lynn. "Life Before the Oil Boom: The way it used to be". Retrieved 2008-09-15.  (Archived by the Internet Archive here, archived by WebCite here, Google cache entry here)
  3. ^ Rice, Michael (2002). The Archaeology of the Arabian Gulf. Routledge. p. 149. ISBN 9781134967933. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 

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