Harghita Mountains

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Harghita Mountains

The Harghita Mountains (in Hungarian Hargita, in Romanian Munții Harghita) is a volcanic mountain range of the Căliman-Harghita Mountains in Harghita County of Romania, part of the Inner Eastern Carpathians.

The range is about 80 kilometers long and 20 kilometers wide, and is the “largest andesite mass” and the “largest volcanic body in the whole of Europe”. [1]

Its tallest peak is Hargita (Madarasi Hargita, 1801 metres).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geology of the Carpathian Region, G.Z. Földvary, 1988, page 223

Coordinates: 46°15′N 25°43′E / 46.250°N 25.717°E / 46.250; 25.717