Mount Catherine

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Mount Catherine
Gabal Katrîne
Mount of Saint Catherine.jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,629 m (8,625 ft) [1]
Prominence2,404 m (7,887 ft) [1]
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates28°30′42″N 33°57′09″E / 28.51167°N 33.95250°E / 28.51167; 33.95250Coordinates: 28°30′42″N 33°57′09″E / 28.51167°N 33.95250°E / 28.51167; 33.95250[1]
Mount Catherine is located in Egypt
Mount Catherine
Mount Catherine
Location of Mount Catherine in Egypt
LocationSinai Peninsula, Egypt

Mount Catherine (Arabic: جبل كاثرين‎), locally known as Gabal Katrîne, is the highest mountain in Egypt. It is located near the city of Saint Catherine in the South Sinai Governorate.

Mount Catherine rocks

The name is derived from the Christian tradition that angels transported to this mountain the body of the martyred Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

Nomad on Mount Catherine.

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  1. ^ a b c "Africa Ultra-Prominences" Note: An elevation from an older survey (2,642 m) is sometimes given. A more recent survey measured the peak at 2,629 m.[1] Retrieved 2012-09-30.

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