Qurnat as Sawda'

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Qurnat as Sawdā
Kornet Al Sawda Mountain, Lebanon - Photography by Wissam Shekhani - November 2011.jpg
Qurnat As Sawda (Danniyeh)
Highest point
Elevation3,088 m (10,131 ft)
Prominence2,393 m (7,851 ft)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Coordinates34°18′00″N 36°07′00″E / 34.30000°N 36.11667°E / 34.30000; 36.11667Coordinates: 34°18′00″N 36°07′00″E / 34.30000°N 36.11667°E / 34.30000; 36.11667ki 
Naming
Native nameالقرنة السوداء- ܩܪܢܬ ܣܗܕ̈ܐ
Geography
Parent rangeDanniyeh North lebanon

Qurnat as Sawdā (Arabic: القرنة السوداء‎, Syriac: Mountain of the martyrs or Qornet Sodé ܩܪܢܬ ܣܗܕ̈ܐ), in reference to the Maronites killed by the Mamluk army in the year 1283. It is the highest point in Lebanon and the Levant, at 3,088 meters above sea level. It is found in the Danniyeh Region in North of Lebanon.[1]

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Qurnat as Sawdā (Arabic: القرنة السوداء‎, Syriac: Mountain of the martyrs or Qornet Sodé ܩܪܢܬ ܣܗܕ̈ܐ), in reference to the Maronites killed by the Mamluk army in the year 1283. It is the highest point in Lebanon and the Levant, at 3,088 meters above sea level.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qurnat al-Sawdāʾ". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Qurnat al-Sawdāʾ". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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