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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2005, Exotic orthogneiss pebbles from Paleocene flysch of the Dukla Nappe (Outer Eastern Carpathians, Poland).
So far it includes Western Iberia at the border of Spain and Portugal, the Central Apennines in Italy, the Danube Delta and the Southern Carpathians in Romania, the Eastern Carpathians A in the triangle where Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine meet, and the Velebit Mountain in Croatia.
The project s area covers the central and southern parts of the Eastern Carpathians, including 18 Natura 2000 network sites in which the wolf is protected.
The Transylvanian Depression represents the central part of the Romanian territory, standing out through its position delimited by the mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in the South (Fagaras, Cindrel, Sureanu Mountains), Apuseni Mountains in the West, the mountains of the Eastern Carpathians, in the East (Tibles, Bargau, Calimani, Harghita, Rodnei and Persani).
Altogether, 103 settlements in the Carpathians rural area were identified with tourist resources, most of them being located in Eastern Carpathians (Suceava, Maramures, Covasna, Bistrita Nasaud and Brasov Counties).

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