Styrian Prealps

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Styrian Prealps
German: Steirisches Randgebirge
Stuhleck.jpg
The Stuhleck (1,782 m) in winter
Highest point
Peak Ameringkogel
Elevation 2,184 m (7,165 ft)
Coordinates 47°04′16″N 14°48′30″E / 47.07111°N 14.80833°E / 47.07111; 14.80833Coordinates: 47°04′16″N 14°48′30″E / 47.07111°N 14.80833°E / 47.07111; 14.80833
Geography
Styrian Prealps (section nr.20) within Eastern Alps
Styrian Prealps (section nr.20) within Eastern Alps
Countries Austria, Slovenia and Hungary
Settlement Graz, Maribor
Parent range Alps
Borders on Northern Styrian Alps, Eastern Tauern Alps, Carinthian-Styrian Alps and Slovenian Prealps
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny

The Styrian Prealps (in German Steirisches Randgebirge, in Slovenian Štajersko Robno hribovje) is the proposed name for a subdivision of mountains in a new, and as yet unadopted, classification of the Alps, located in Austria and, marginally, in Slovenia and Hungary.

Geography[edit]

The whole range is drained by the tributaries of the Danube river.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the Styrian Prealps are an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[1]

Subdivision[edit]

The Styrian Prealps are divided into four subsections:

  • North-western Styrian Prealps (Stubalpe; Gleinalpe; Westgraz) - SOIUSA code:II/A-20.I;
  • South-western Styrian Prealps (Koralpe; Reinischkögel; Kobansko) - SOIUSA code:II/A-20.II
  • Central Styrian Prealps (Fischbach; Ostgraz) - SOIUSA code:II/A-20.III;
  • Eastern Styrian Prealps (Wechsel-Joglland; Bucklige; Bernstein-Güns; Rosalien-Ödenburg) - SOIUSA code:II/A-20.IV.

Notable summits[edit]

Mount Hochlantsch (1,720 m)

Some notable summits of the Styrian Prealps are:

Name metres feet
Ameringkogel 2,184 7,164
Großer Speikkogel 2,140 7,019
Stuhleck 1,782 5,845
Wechsel 1,743 5,717
Hochlantsch 1,720 5,642
Košenjak 1,522 4,992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.