Eastern section of the Western Beskids

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Eastern section of the Western Beskids
Panorama Pieniny from Trzy Korony.jpg
View of the nearby Pieniny from the summit of Three Crowns
Highest point
PeakMinčol
Elevation1,157 m (3,796 ft)
Coordinates49°13′50″N 21°0′27″E / 49.23056°N 21.00750°E / 49.23056; 21.00750Coordinates: 49°13′50″N 21°0′27″E / 49.23056°N 21.00750°E / 49.23056; 21.00750
Naming
Native nameVýchodné Beskydy (sk)
Geography
Vnější Západní Karpaty, h.svg
Eastern section of the Western Beskids (marked in red)
CountriesSlovakia and Poland
RegionsPrešov and Lesser Poland
Parent rangeOuter Western Carpathians
Borders onPodhale-Magura Area, (Polish) Western Beskids and Low Beskids

Eastern section of the Western Beskids (Czech: Východní část Západních Beskyd) are a set of mountain ranges spanning the southern Polish and northern Slovak border. They constitute an eastern 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 Eastern in relation to the Beskids is also used with different meanings.[1] In Slovak terminology, the term Eastern Beskids (Slovak: Východné Beskydy) is used to designate the eastern section of the Western Beskids. In Polish terminology, the same region is also classified as the eastern section of the Western Beskids, but not under the term Eastern Beskids (Polish: Beskidy Wschodnie), since that term is used to designate Eastern Beskids of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.

Subdivisions[edit]

The Eastern section of the Western Beskids consist of:

See also[edit]

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.