Eastern Beskids and the Ukrainian Carpathians
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The Eastern Beskids and the Ukrainian Carpathians are a geological group of mountain ranges of the Outer Eastern Carpathians, mostly in Ukraine. The region includes the mountainous far southeastern point of Poland and the far eastern point of Slovakia, then stretches southward through western Ukraine to the Romanian border.
Multiple traditions, languages and nationalities have developed overlapping variants for the divisions and names of these ranges. The Polish language name for the entire region is Beskidy Wschodnie, the "Eastern Beskids"; the Slovak language name is Poloniny; and Ukrainians call it the Ukrainian Carpathians.
At the three-way border, portions of the Slovak Bukovec Mountains (Bukovské vrchy), the Polish Bieszczady Mountains (Bieszczady Zachodnie), and the adjacent Uzhansky National Nature Park and Nadsiansky Regional Landscape Park in Ukraine form the transnational East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.
The ranges in this group include:
- Bukovec Mountains (Slovakia)
- Bieszczady Mountains (Poland)
- Eastern Bieszczady
- High Beskids (Ukraine)
- Gorgany (Ukraine)
- Pokuttya-Bukovyna Carpathians (Ukraine)
- Verkhovyna Carpathians
- Svydovets (Ukraine)
- Vorokhta-Putyla Low Mountains (Ukraine)
- Chornohora (Ukraine) including Ukraine's highest peak, Hoverla
- Hrynyava Mountains (Ukraine)
- Maramures Massif (Romania/Ukraine), the bigger portion is located in Romania
- Rakhiv Mountains (Ukraine), also known as Hutsuls Alps
- Chyvchyn Mountains (Ukraine)
- Polonyna Ridge (Ukraine)
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