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Southern Carpathians and Southern Romania – March 28th, 2010

45.2N 23.4E

March 28th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Romania - February 19th, 2010

Romania - February 19th, 2010

The Southern Carpathians, also called the Transylvanian Alps, are a group of mountain ranges which divide central and southern Romania, on one side, and Serbia, on the other side. This orthorectified image focuses on a stretch of the mountains  above southern Romania.

The Southern Carpathian group are the second highest group of mountains in the Carpathian Mountain range (after Tatra), reaching heights of over 2,500m. Although considerably smaller than the Alps, they are classified as having an alpine landscape.

In spite of the heights, some of the most accessible passings in the Carpathians in Romania are along the rivers who cross the mountain range (the Olt River) or who form wide valleys (along the Prahova River Valley or along the Jiu River Valley).

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