Western Sudetes

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Western Sudetes
Krkonose 02.jpg
The Giant Mountains (Krkonoše), Sněžka
Highest point
Peak Sněžka
Elevation 1,602 m (5,256 ft)
Coordinates 50°44′10″N 15°44′24″E / 50.73611°N 15.74000°E / 50.73611; 15.74000Coordinates: 50°44′10″N 15°44′24″E / 50.73611°N 15.74000°E / 50.73611; 15.74000
Divisions of the Sudetes range system
Countries Czech Republic, Germany and Poland
States Bohemia, Moravia (Czech Rep.), Saxony (Germany) and Lower Silesia (Poland)
Parent range Sudetes range system

Western Sudetes (Polish: Sudety Zachodnie; Czech: Krkonošská oblast; German: Westsudeten) are the Western part of Sudetes range system on the border of the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany. They stretch from the Bóbr river in the east to the Elbe and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the west.

The Western Sudetes comprise a number of mountain ranges, including:

The large basin of Jelenia Góra valley is situated at the northern foot of the Karkonosze, between the Rudawy Janowickie and the Jizera Mountains.