Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon
جبل لبنان
Bsharridistrictmountains.jpg
Mountains in the Bsharri District
Highest point
PeakQurnat as Sawda'
Elevation3,088 m (10,131 ft)
Coordinates34°18′N 36°07′E / 34°18′N 36°07′E / 34.300; 36.117
Geography
Mount Lebanon جبل لبنان is located in Lebanon
Mount Lebanon جبل لبنان
Mount Lebanon
جبل لبنان
Climbing
Easiest routeScramble

Mount Lebanon (Arabic: جَبَل لُبْنَان‎, jabal lubnān, Lebanese Arabic pronunciation [ˈʒɛbəl lɪbˈneːn]; Syriac: ܛܘܪ ܠܒܢܢ‎, ṭūr leḇnān, Western Syriac pronunciation: [tˤur livˈnɔn]) is a mountain range in Lebanon. It averages above 2,500 m (8,200 ft) in elevation.

Geography

The Mount Lebanon range extends along the entire country for about 170 km (110 mi), parallel to the Mediterranean coast.[1] Their highest peak is Qurnat as Sawda', at 3,088 m (10,131 ft). The range receives a substantial amount of precipitation, including snow, which averages around 4 m (13 ft) deep.[1]

Lebanon has historically been defined by the mountains, which provided protection for the local population. In Lebanon, changes in scenery are related less to geographical distances than to altitudes. The mountains were known for their oak and pine forests. The last remaining old growth groves of the famous Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani var. libanii) are on the high slopes of Mount Lebanon, in the Cedars of God World Heritage Site.

The Phoenicians used the forests from Mount Lebanon to build their ship fleet and to trade with their Levantine neighbors. The Phoenicians and successor rulers consistently replanted and restocked the range; even as late as the 16th century, its forested area was considerable.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: جبل لبنان
aragonés: Mont de Liban
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܛܘܪ ܠܒܢܢ
български: Ливан (планина)
català: Mont Líban
euskara: Libano mendia
français: Mont Liban
한국어: 레바논산맥
Bahasa Indonesia: Gunung Lebanon
italiano: Monte Libano
עברית: הר הלבנון
ქართული: ლიბანის ქედი
lietuvių: Libano kalnai
Bahasa Melayu: Gunung Lubnan
Nederlands: Libanon (gebergte)
norsk nynorsk: Libanonfjella
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Livan togʻlari
português: Monte Líbano
română: Munții Liban
slovenščina: Libanon (gorovje)
svenska: Libanonberget
Türkçe: Lübnan Dağı
українська: Ліван (хребет)
Tiếng Việt: Núi Liban
ייִדיש: לבנון בארג
中文: 黎巴嫩山