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Arabian Peninsula

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointJabal an Nabi Shu'ayb (3666 m/12,028 ft)
CountriesSaudi Arabia (64%), Yemen (16%), Oman (11%), Iraq (6%), United Arab Emirates (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,891,695 sq km / 1,116,485 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,274 km / 1,413 mi North-South
2,512 km / 1,561 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long22° 49' N; 47° 34' E
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AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2
                 HejazLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central ArabiaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Yemen HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southeast ArabiaLevel 3 (Child)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Arabian Peninsula

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb366612,028Yemen Highlands
2.Jebel Shams30189902Southeast Arabia
3.Jabal Sabir30069862Yemen Highlands
4.Jabal Sawda30009843Hejaz
5.Jebel Raymah29209580Yemen Highlands
6.Jebel Kawr27308957Southeast Arabia
7.Jebel Jar23007546Hejaz
8.Jebel Khadar22007218Southeast Arabia
9.Jebel al Harim20876847Southeast Arabia
10.Jebel Shar19906529Hejaz
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb366612,028Yemen Highlands
2.Jebel Shams30189902Southeast Arabia
3.Jabal Sawda30009843Hejaz
4.Kuwait High Point3061004Central Arabia



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