The Sub Carpathians

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Ciucaș mountains, Prahova County, in the Curvature Carpathians
Ciucaș mountains, Prahova County

The Sub Carpathians of Curvature, Ciucaș, or Curvature Carpathians, are located between Trotus Valley and Slanicul Buzaului Valley in Romania. They are a range of high hills (800-900 m), with knolls and parallel ridges (Magura Odobești), which separate two geologic depressions.

The Sub Carpathians are one of the three traditional classifications of the Carpathians in Romania:

  • in the north, the Carpathians of Maramureș and Bucovina (Munții Carpaţi ai Maramureșului și Bucovinei)
  • central, the Carpathians of Moldavia and Transylvania (Munții Carpaţi Moldo-Transilvani)
  • and the south, the Curvature Carpathians (Munții Carpați de Curbură)

They include:

Geologically, based on the divisions of the Carpathians, all of the Sub Carpathians are part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.