Vâlcan Mountains

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The Vâlcan Mountains are a chain of mountains in the southern Carpathians in Romania. They are part of the Retezat-Godeanu Mountains group. They run for approximately 54 km (34 mi) and the highest peak is 1946 m (6384 ft) high.[1] The mountains run the length of the Jiu Valley, and serve as a barrier to entry on the southern side of the valley.[2]


  1. ^ Roberts, James. "8". The Mountains of Romania. Cicerone Guides. pp. 126–127. ISBN 1-85284-295-4. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.jiuvalley.com/engl/tourism/valcan.asp

External links[edit]

  • Jiu Valley Portal - the regional web portal host with maps and information of the Vâlcan Mountains and surrounding region

Coordinates: 45°14′09″N 22°53′25″E / 45.23583°N 22.89028°E / 45.23583; 22.89028