Monte Sirente

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Monte Sirente
Sirente Autunno 2005.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 2,347 m (7,700 ft)
Coordinates 42°08′46″N 13°36′40″E / 42.14611°N 13.61111°E / 42.14611; 13.61111Coordinates: 42°08′46″N 13°36′40″E / 42.14611°N 13.61111°E / 42.14611; 13.61111
Monte Sirente is located in Italy
Monte Sirente
Monte Sirente
Location Abruzzo, Italy
Parent range central Apennines

Monte Sirente is a mountain in Abruzzo, central Italy, the highest peak (at 2,349 m) of a small chain extending for c. 13 km from the Altopiano delle Rocche, the Marsica and the Valle Subequana, ending to the Fucino plain. It is part of the Sirente-Velino Regional Park.

The northern side of Sirente is characterized by deep gorges created by glaciers during the last Pleistocene glaciation. The southern side declines in a more milder way towards the Fucino.

Nearby is the Sirente crater.

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