Transylvanian Alps


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Transylvanian Alps

A range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania and rising to 2,544 m (8,346 ft).
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Transylvanian Alps

(ˌtrænsɪlˈveɪnɪən)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in S Romania; a SW extension of the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak: Mount Negoiu, 2548 m (8360 ft)
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Tran′sylva′nian Alps′


n.pl.
a mountain range in S Romania, an extension of the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, 8343 ft. (2543 m).
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Noun1.Transylvanian Alps - a range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania
Romania, Roumania, Rumania - a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
Carpathian Mountains, Carpathians - a mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania; a popular resort area
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ADIRECTOR at a digital marketing agency in Brighouse has helped raise more than PS160,000 for charity after completing a five-day trek through the Transylvanian Alps in Romania.
ESCORTED HOLIDAY Birmingham 8 days from PS799 Bucharest & Transylvania Flying Direct from Birmingham Departs Sep 30 & Oct 7 2017 The marbled halls of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, the charming baroque streets of medieval Brasov, the imposing pointed towers in Dracular's Sighisoara, the spectacular scenery of the Transylvanian Alps - these are just some of the highlights of this fascinating tour of Romania.
Mary Kilner, by email You could combine a night's stay in the amazing Romanian Ice Hotel with a snowshoe trek and tobogganing through the Transylvanian Alps, along with a visit to the capital Bucharest and the medieval town of Sibiu with Explore.
(2) Nowadays, the name is commonly given to a vast area (nearly 100,000 square kilometres) located north of the Southern Carpathians (the Transylvanian Alps) and west of the Eastern Carpathians, accounting for approximately 40% of the surface area of Romania.
The Southern Carpathians, or Transylvanian Alps, are the highest mountains in Romania, having a maximum elevation of 2544 m in Moldoveanu Peak (Fagaras Mountains).
The 26-year-old battled through the gruelling nine-day trek and bike ride in the Transylvanian Alps to help St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle.