The Alps

The Alps

The Alps are the highest fold mountain range in Europe. They stretch from the Rhône valley to the Carpathian Basin. They are part of the chain of mountain ranges known as the Alpide belt.

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The Alps, Austria, Europe, Central Europe, Rajna, Rhone, Mont Blanc, Crystal range, drainage divide, Alpine meadow, Hard-leaved forest, dwarf pine, coniferous, subalpine meadow, Bavarian, snowline, mountain range, folding, mountain formation, glacier, regional, geography

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The Alps, Part of the Eurasian mountain range system, Crystal range, 4000 m peaks, Mont Blanc 4,810 m, Smaller peaks in the East, Southern slopes are warmer, Temperature inversion, 2400–2600 m, 2700–2900 m, Sclerophyllous forests, Deciduous forests, Mixed forests, Coniferous forests, Subalpine meadows
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