The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia embraces the most beautiful geological features in the world, which have been classified and selected among the top 100 geological sites by the International Union of Geosciences (IUGS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), given that the first 100 geological heritage sites were selected from among 181 nominations submitted by 56 countries, including 34 landmarks from North and South America, geological landmarks from 28 countries on the European continent, 15 from the African continent, and 23 from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, with Mount al-Qadar in Saudi Arabia classified as the most beautiful global geological features.
SGS stated today that Mount al-Qadar in the Khyber tract in the Kingdom is one of the largest volcanic fields and among the last volcanoes that erupted 1,000 years ago, and formed an aesthetically pleasing shape, which is a large volcanic cone with a relative height of about 400 meters.
SGS pointed out that the location of Mount al-Qadar and other landmarks around the world that were chosen, such as: (the Grand Canyon, Yellow Stone National Park in the US, the Archean-Barberton Greenstone belt in South Africa, and Mount Everest, represent inspiring places that have contributed significantly to the development of Geological Sciences.
Last Modified Date: 24/11/2022 - 1:25 PM Saudi Arabia Time
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