Monti Ausoni

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Ausoni Mountains
Naming
Etymology Ancient tribal name
Native name Monti Ausoni
Geography
Country Italy
State/Province Lazio
District Latina
Range coordinates 41°25′N 13°20′E / 41.42°N 13.33°E / 41.42; 13.33Coordinates: 41°25′N 13°20′E / 41.42°N 13.33°E / 41.42; 13.33
Parent range Apennine Mountains, Volsci Chain
Geology
Orogeny Southern Apenninic Orogeny
Period Messinian of Miocene, Pliocene-Pleistocene
Type of rock limestone karst

The Monti Ausoni or Ausoni Mountains is a mountain range in southern Lazio, in central Italy. It is part of the Antiappennini, a group running from the Apennines chain to the Tyrrhenian Sea. They are bounded to the north by the Monti Lepini and to the south by the Monti Aurunci.

They take the name from the ancient tribe of the Ausoni.

The Monti Ausoni consist mainly of friable limestone. Altitudes vary from hills to the 1,152 m of Cima del Nibbio and the 1141 m of Monte Calvo. Near Pastena are the eponymous Grotte (caves).

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