Nur Mountains

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The Nur Mountains (Turkish: Nur Dağları, "Mountains of Holy Light"), the ancient Amanus (Ancient Greek: Ἁμανός), is a mountain range in the Hatay Province of south-central Turkey, which runs roughly parallel to the Gulf of İskenderun.

The range reaches a maximum elevation of 2,240 m (7,350 ft) and divides the coastal region of Cilicia from inland Syria. The highest peak is Bozdağ Dağı. A major pass through the mountains known as the Syrian Gates is located near the town of Belen. Another pass known as the Bahçe Pass or Amanic Gates is further north.


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Coordinates: 36°45′N 36°20′E / 36.750°N 36.333°E / 36.750; 36.333