Carinthian-Slovenian Alps

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Carinthian-Slovenian Alps
Slovene: Koroško-Slovenske Alpe
German: Kärntnerisch-Slowenische Alpen
Grintovec.jpg
Mount Grintovec (2,558 m)
Highest point
PeakGrintovec
Elevation2,558 m (8,392 ft)
Coordinates46°21′25″N 14°32′10″E / 46.35694°N 14.53611°E / 46.35694; 14.53611Coordinates: 46°21′25″N 14°32′10″E / 46.35694°N 14.53611°E / 46.35694; 14.53611
Geography
SOIUSA-Alpi Orientali-sezione35.png
Carinthian-Slovenian Alps (section no. 35) within the Eastern Alps
CountriesSlovenia, Austria and Italy
Parent rangeAlps
Borders onCarnic and Gailtal Alps, Julian Alps and Prealps and Slovenian Prealps
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny

The Carinthian-Slovenian Alps (in Slovenian Koroško-Slovenske Alpe, in German Kärntnerisch-Slowenische Alpen) are a mountain range in the eastern part of the Alps. They are located in Slovenia, Austria and, for a very small area in westernmost part of the range, in Italy.

Geography[edit]

The range belongs to the drainage basin of the Danube River.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the Carinthian-Slovenian Alps are an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[1]

Subdivision[edit]

The Carinthian-Slovenian Alps are divided in two subsections:

Notable summits[edit]

Mount Peca (2,125 m), in the eastern Karavanke range

Some notable summits of the Carinthian-Slovenian Alps are:

Name metres feet
Grintovec / Grintavec 2,588 8,392
Skuta 1,836 6,024
Veliki Stol / Hochstuhl 2,532 8,307
Kepa / Mittagskogel 2,139 7,018
Golica / Kahlkogel 1,836 6,024
Peca / Petzen 2,125 6,971

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.