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Mountains of the Harz in Northern Germany

51.8N 10.2E

May 15th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

The dark brown, oval-shaped area in the upper half of this image is the Harz, a mountain range in northern Germany. It has a length of 110 kilometers (68 mi), stretching from the town of Seesen in the northwest to Eisleben in the east, and a width of 35 kilometers (22 mi).

The range occupies an area of 2,226 square kilometers (859.5 sq mi), and is divided into the Upper Harz (Oberharz) in the northwest, which is up to 800 m high, apart from the 1,100 m high Brocken massif, and the Lower Harz (Unterharz) in the east which is up to around 400 m high and whose plateaus are capable of supporting arable farming.

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