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Highest Mountains In Jordan

Umm ad Dami near the border with Saudi Arabia is Jordan's highest peak at 6,083 feet above sea level in elevation.

The country of Jordan is located in the Middle East. Jordan is bordered by Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The country is most well known for its vast ancient monuments, nature reserves, desert covered land and its seaside resorts by the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.

The five highest mountains in Jordan

Khilal

The Khilal mountain is the fifth highest mountain in the country, standing at a height of 5,527 feet tall. The mountain is located in the Ma'an Governorate of Jordan.

Ghazal

The Ghazal mountain is the fourth highest mountain in the country, standing at a height of 5,555 feet tall. The mountain also is located in the Ma'an Governorate of Jordan. Outside of its height and location not much is known about this mountain or when it was first climbed.

Marajim

The Marajim mountain is the third highest mountain in the country, standing at a height of 5,623 feet tall. Mount Marajim, just like Mount Khilal and Mount Ghazal is located in the Ma'an Governorate of Jordan. Outside of its height and location not much is known about this mountain or when it was first climbed.

Ramm

The Ramm mountain is the second highest mountain in the country, standing at a height of 5,689 feet tall. The mountain is located in the Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, in the Aqaba Governorate. The Bedouin people have were the first to ascent Mount Ramm but the first known ascent of the mountain was by a group of surveyors in 1949 who were guided to the top by Bedouin guide guided by Sheik Hamdan. The first known European ascent was done in 1952 by Englishwomen Charmian Longstaff and Sylvia Branford, who were also guided by Hamdan.

Umm ad Dami

The Umm ad Dami mountain is the tallest mountain in all of Jordan, standing at a height of 6,083 feet tall. The mountain is also very close to the border with Saudi Arabia in the Wadi Rum, which is in the Aqaba Governorate. Since Umm ad Dami is the tallest location in the country it has been known to regularly receive snowfall.

The important but smaller mountains of Jordan:

The Abarim mountain range that goes from the Dead Sea to the desert in the south of Jordan houses several smaller but historically important mountains. The first of these is the 2,680 foot tall Mount Nebo, which is the place in the Hebrew Bible where Moses is said to have looked over the Promised Land. Another mountain that is located at Petra is Jebal Al-Medhbah, which stands at over 3,280 feet tall and is though to be the location of the Biblical Mount Sinai. There are also the mountains of Jebal Al-Qal’a, Jebal Amman and Jebal Baggir which all have known human activity going back to the Neolithic period.

RankHighest Mountains in JordanElevation
1Umm ad Dami
6,083 feet
2Ramm
5,689 feet
3Marajim
5,623 feet
4Ghazal
5,555 feet
5Khilal
5,527 feet
6Mabrak
5,476 feet
7Darb al Hajj
5,432 feet
8Muharraq
5,372 feet
9Ra's Umm Hamat
5,346 feet
10Kafr Saham
5,318 feet

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