Mountain of Smoke

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Mountain of Smoke (جبل الدخان)
Mountain of Smoke (جبل الدخان) is located in Bahrain
Mountain of Smoke (جبل الدخان)
Mountain of Smoke (جبل الدخان)
Highest point
Elevation134 m (440 ft) [1]
Prominence134 m (440 ft) [1]
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates26°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

The Mountain of Smoke (Arabic: جبل الدخان‎, Jabal ad Dukhan) is a hill in the Southern Governorate of Bahrain. At 122 m (400 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]

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  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.