- Sarawat Mountains
The Sarawat Mountains or the Sarat ( _ar. جبال السروات) is a
mountain rangerunning parallel to the western coast of the Arabian Peninsulaand is among the Peninsula's most prominent geographical features. The Sarawat start from the border of Jordanin the north to the Gulf of Adenin the south, running through Saudi Arabiaand Yemen. The range's northern half, known as "Sarat al-Hejaz" rarely rises about 2,100 meters, while the middle and southern portions ("Sarat 'Asir" and "Sarat al- Yemen", respectively) can reach heights of over 3,300 meters.
Geologically, the Sarawat are part of the
Arabian Shield, and are made up mostly of volcanic rock. The western slopes end abruptly near the Red Seacoast, while the eastern side of the mountain range slopes downward more gently and is intersected by wadisthat support agriculture, especially in the southern reaches of the Sarawat, where the mountains face the monsoons.
Among the cities located within the Sarawat are the
Muslimholy city of Mecca, which is located in a valley in approximately the middle of the Sarawat mountain range, and the Yemeni capital, San'a, located near some of the Sarawat's highest peaks.
* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+sa0028) Library of Congress Country Study: Saudi Arabia]
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