Syrian Desert

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointJabal al Lawz (2518 m/8261 ft)
CountriesIraq (35%), Syria (32%), Jordan (19%), Saudi Arabia (14%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area469,954 sq km / 181,449 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,098 km / 682 mi North-South
959 km / 596 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 30' N; 39° 37' E
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Map of Syrian Desert
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Syrian Desert.
Levant RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         CyprusLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northern Levant Coastal RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sinai-Palestine RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Syrian DesertLevel 3

Major Peaks of the Syrian Desert

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Jabal al Lawz25188261 
2.Jabal Umm ad Dami18546083 
3.Jabal Ramm17545755 
4.Jabal Harun13504429 
5.Peak 117011703839 
6.Jabal Umm al 'Amr10703510 
7.Jabal al-Qal'a820+2690+ 
8.Jabal Naba8172680 
9.Wadi Mujib Hill-109-357 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Syrian Desert

Jabal Umm ad Dami
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Highest point in Jordan (2018-11-03). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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