CENTRE FOR PEACE PRESENTED CROATIAN AND SYRIAN MOUNTAINS AS PART OF THEIR ONLINE CAMPAIGN
On July 17, as a part of project Integra, Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights has presented an comparison of the Croatian and Syrian highest mountain tops online.
The highest mountain top in Croatia is located on mountain Dinara. Dinara is one of the most interesting Croatian mountains. Its several-hundred-meter-high southwestern cliff is truly impressive and lures all those who observe it from the foot. Particularly beautiful are its rich flower grassland and woods. In winter and most of spring, the peaks of Dinara are covered with snow and on grey days, these are entirely hidden by clouds.
The name Dinara covers multiple terms. Dinara, in its narrow sense, is a mountain east of the town of Knin and north of Peručko Lake. In a broader sense, Dinara is an 84-kilometre-long massif, which encompasses mountains Dinara over Knin, Troglav and Kamešnica. It is well known that mountain Dinara provided the name for the entire mountain range from the Slovene Alps to Prokletije in Albania. Dinara´s highest mountain top is Sinjali which is 1.831 m high.
Highest mountain top in Syria is mount Hermon. It is a mountain cluster constituting the southern end of the Anti-Lebanonmountain range. Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon and, at 2,814 m above sea level, is the highest point in Syria.
The mountain forms one of the greatest geographic resources of the area. Because of its height it captures a great deal of precipitation in a very dry area of the world. Mount Hermon has seasonal winter and spring snow falls, which cover all three of its peaks for most of the year. Mount Hermon is also called the "snowy mountain," the "gray-haired mountain", and the "mountain of snow".