Negev Mountains

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Negev Mountains
Har 'Arif 041014.jpg
Har 'Arif viewed from the east through the axis of the larger 'Arif makhtesh.
Highest point
Peak Mount Ramon
Elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft)
Coordinates 30°30′10″N 34°38′21″E / 30.50278°N 34.63917°E / 30.50278; 34.63917Coordinates: 30°30′10″N 34°38′21″E / 30.50278°N 34.63917°E / 30.50278; 34.63917
Geography
Negev Mountains is located in Israel
Negev Mountains
Country Israel
Nearby town Mitzpe Ramon

Negev Mountains is a mountainous area in the north-western part of the Negev desert, in Israel. Mount Ramon is the summit of Negev Mountains and the highest point in southern Israel, reaching 1,037 metres (3,402 ft).

Most of the area belongs to Negev Mountains Nature Reserve, the largest reserve in Israel. Its area is about 1,045,000 dunam.[1]

List of peaks[edit]

List of peaks, sorted by height above sea level:

Name (Eng.) Name (Heb.) Height (m a.s.l.)[2] Coordinates
Mount Haspas הר חספס 715 30°22′22″N 34°43′06″E / 30.3728°N 34.7182°E / 30.3728; 34.7182
Mount Michael הר מיכאל 737 30°21′49″N 34°43′15″E / 30.36356°N 34.72087°E / 30.36356; 34.72087
Mount Hason (Mount Strong/Mount of the strong/A strong Mountain) הר חסון 765 30°24′10″N 34°42′08″E / 30.4029°N 34.7021°E / 30.4029; 34.7021
Mount Gavriel הר גבריאל 776 30°21′25″N 34°42′30″E / 30.35692°N 34.70842°E / 30.35692; 34.70842
Mount Dela'at[3] הר דלעת 781 30°17′49″N 34°41′33″E / 30.2969°N 34.6926°E / 30.2969; 34.6926
Mount 'Aqrav[3] (Lit:Mount Scorpion) הר עקרב 835 30°37′26″N 34°40′40″E / 30.6238°N 34.6778°E / 30.6238; 34.6778
Mount Karkum[3] הר כרכום 842 30°37′26″N 34°40′39″E / 30.6240°N 34.6776°E / 30.6240; 34.6776
Mount Nafha[3] הר נפחה 846 30°41′45″N 34°45′08″E / 30.6959°N 34.7522°E / 30.6959; 34.7522
Mount 'Ayarim[3] הר עיירים 860 30°36′46″N 34°35′57″E / 30.6129°N 34.5992°E / 30.6129; 34.5992
Mount Arikha[3] הר אריכא 863 30°39′09″N 34°46′52″E / 30.65242°N 34.78105°E / 30.65242; 34.78105
Mount Batur[3] הר בתור 896 30°24′01″N 34°37′24″E / 30.40028°N 34.62325°E / 30.40028; 34.62325
Mount Hemet[3] הר חמת 918 30°36′19″N 34°42′50″E / 30.6052°N 34.7138°E / 30.6052; 34.7138
Mount HaMe'ara[3] (Lit:Mountain of the Cave) הר המערה 922 30°25′49″N 34°34′24″E / 30.43025°N 34.57335°E / 30.43025; 34.57335
Mount Gizron[3] הר גיזרון (גִזרון) 926 30°34′51″N 34°36′36″E / 30.58085°N 34.60993°E / 30.58085; 34.60993
Mount 'Arif[3] הר עריף 956 30°25′33″N 34°44′02″E / 30.4259°N 34.7339°E / 30.4259; 34.7339
Mount Sagi[3] הר שגיא 996 30°21′02″N 34°38′19″E / 30.35056°N 34.63864°E / 30.35056; 34.63864
Mount Harif[3] הר חריף 1,012 30°29′48″N 34°33′34″E / 30.49680°N 34.55941°E / 30.49680; 34.55941
Mount Lots[3] הר לוץ 1,018 30°26′53″N 34°37′54″E / 30.4480°N 34.6317°E / 30.4480; 34.6317
Mount Ramon[3] הר רמון 1,037 30°30′10″N 34°38′21″E / 30.50278°N 34.63917°E / 30.50278; 34.63917

References[edit]

  1. ^ שמורות טבע וגנים לאומיים מוכרזים בין השנים 1964–2013 [Designated nature reserves and national parks between 1964–2013] (PDF) (in Hebrew). Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ All heights are given according to the 1:50,000 topographic map of Israel available at amudanan.co.il (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Name given according to: "Southwestern Asia, 1:250,000 (Jordan-Israel-Egyptian Region, United Arab Republic); Map Sheet NH 36-8, Series K502". U.S. Army Map Service. 1960.