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GEOGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF PALESTINE.

The country to the east of the Levant, measured from N. to S., beginning above Antioch and ending in the plain below Beer-sheba, is 360 miles in length, 60 in breadth at the narrowest, 100 at the widest part. The northern part (nearly two-thirds of the whole) is known as "Syria," the southern as "Palestine."

Physical Formation. It is as mountainous as Switzerland, though the mountains do not attain a great elevation.

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