Central section of the Western Beskids

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Central section of the Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with letter G

Central section of the Western Beskids (Czech: Střední část Západních Beskyd; Polish: Środkowa część Beskidów Zachodnich) are a set of mountain ranges spanning the southern Polish and northern Slovak border. They constitute a section of the Western Beskids, within the Outer Western Carpathians.

In geographic classification, the term Beskid Mountains has several definitions, related to distinctive historical and linguistic traditions. Depending on a particular classification, designation Central in relation to the Beskids is also used with different meanings.[1] In Slovak terminology, the term Central Beskids (Slovak: Stredné Beskydy) is used to designate this section of the Beskid Mountains within the Outer Western Carpathians. In Polish terminology, the same region is also classified as the central section of the Western Beskids, but not under the term Central Beskids (Polish: Beskidy Środkowe), since that term is used to designate Lower Beskids of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.

Subdivision[edit]

Babia Góra, the highest peak of the Orava Beskids in Slovakia

The Central section of the Western Beskids consist of the following sets of mountain ranges:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Földvary 1988, p. 105-117.

Sources[edit]

  • Földvary, Gábor Z. (1988). Geology of the Carpathian Region. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1977). Regiony fizycznogeograficzne Polski. Warszawa: Wydawa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1989). Problemy standaryzacji nazw geograficznych. Warszawa: Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania PWN.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (2000) [1998]. Geografia regionalna Polski (2. ed.). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.