Carpathian Mountains

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Car·pa·thi·an Mountains

A major mountain system of central Europe in Slovakia, the extreme eastern Czech Republic, southern Poland, western Ukraine, and northeast Romania. Extending in an arc about 1450 km (900 mi) long, the range links the Alps with the Balkan Mountains and is a popular year-round resort area.

Carpathian Mountains

(kɑːˈpeɪθɪən) or


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(Placename) a mountain system of central and E Europe, extending from Slovakia to central Romania: mainly forested, with rich iron ore resources. Highest peak: Gerlachovka, 2663 m (8788 ft)

Car•pa′thi•an Moun′tains

(kɑrˈpeɪ θi ən)
a mountain range in central Europe extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 ft. (2663 m). Also called Car•pa′thi•ans.
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Noun1.Carpathian Mountains - a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern RomaniaCarpathian Mountains - a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area
Slovak Republic, Slovakia - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
Romania, Roumania, Rumania - a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Transylvanian Alps - a range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania
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