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Judaean Mountains
Harei Yehuda / Jibal Al Khalil
View of the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem
Highest point
Peak Mount Halhul
Elevation 1,026 m (3,366 ft)
Geography
Location
Range coordinates 31°40′N 35°10′E / 31.667°N 35.167°E / 31.667; 35.167Coordinates: 31°40′N 35°10′E / 31.667°N 35.167°E / 31.667; 35.167
Parent range Great Rift Valley
Geology
Period Late Cretaceous
Type of rock Terra rossa, limestone

The Judaean Mountains, or Judaean Hills, is a mountain range in Israel and the West Bank where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The mountains reach a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft). The Judean Mountains can be separated to a number of sub-regions, including the Mount Hebron ridge, the Jerusalem ridge and the Judean slopes. These mountains formed the heartland of the Kingdom of Judah, where the earliest Jewish settlements emerged.

The Judaean Mountains were heavily forested in the ancient past. The range is mostly composed of terra rossa soils over hard limestones. In ancient times the Judean mountains were the allotment of the Tribe of Judah and the heartland of the former Kingdom of Judah.

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