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  Consulate General of Ukraine
The Carpathian Mountains intrude at the extreme west, and on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula the Crimean Mountains are located.
The largest mountain system is the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains, which are part of the Eastern Carpathians.
The highest mountain lake is Brebeneskul, between the Carpathian range of Chornohora and the Hutyn-Tamnatyk Mountain.
www.ukrconsul.org /BASIC_FACTS.htm   (0 words)

  Carpathian Mountains
Ukrainians at the fringes), the Eastern Carpathians are settled by
Mountains, which are built mostly of crystalline schists, and the Bukovynian part of the range have gentler outlines, which are not much different from those of flysch mountains.
The climate of the Carpathians is determined by the climate of the adjacent plateaus, the height of the mountains, and the relief.
www.encyclopediaofukraine.com /pages/C/A/CarpathianMountains.htm   (4246 words)

 Carpathian Mountains
The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great central mountain system of Europe curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and the Ukraine.
The Carpathians, which only in a few places attain an altitude of over 2500 m, lack the bold peaks, the extensive snow-fields, the large glaciers, the high waterfalls and the numerous large lakes which are found in the Alps.
They are nowhere covered by perpetual snow, and glaciers do not exist, so that the Carpathians, even in their highest altitude, recall the middle region of the Alps, with which, however, they have many points in common as regards appearance, structure and flora.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/c/ca/carpathian_mountains.html   (496 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Carpathian mountains
Slovak Ore Mountains in Slovakia The Slovak Ore Mountains (Slovak: Slovenské rudohorie) is an extensive mountainous region in the Spiš region of Slovakia in the Carpathians.
Rodna Mountains (Munţii Rodnei) are a subdivision of the Eastern Carpathians in Northern Romania.
The climate of the Carpathians is determined by the climate of the adjacent plateaus, the height of the mountains, and the relief.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Carpathian-mountains   (3289 words)

  Carpathian Mountains - LoveToKnow 1911
The principal passes in the western Carpathians are: Strany, Hrozinkau, Wlara, Lissa and the Jablunka pass (1970 ft.), the principal route between Silesia and Hungary, crossed by the Breslau-Budapest railway; and the Jordanow pass.
In the central Carpathians are: the road from Neumarkt to Kesmark through the High Tatra, the Telgart pass over the Kralova Hola from the Poprad to the Gran, and the Tylicz pass from Bartfeld to Tarnow.
The mountains themselves are mostly covered with forests, and their vegetation presents four zones: that of the beech extends to an altitude of 4000 ft.; that of the Scottish fir to 1000 ft. higher.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Carpathian_Mountains   (2106 words)

 Gorgany Mountains
Mountains in the north and the Middle-Carpathian Depression in the south.
(See map: Carpathian Mountains, Division.) Covering an area of approximately 2,500 sq km, the Gorgany are the least accessible and least populated part of the Ukrainian Carpathians.
Because of this and the sandstone fields, mountain meadows seldom occur in the Gorgany.
www.encyclopediaofukraine.com /pages/G/O/GorganyMountains.htm   (416 words)

 Hiking the Ukrainian Carpathians
The first time I went to the Carpathians I was lucky enough to have been invited by the graduating class of School #8, Chervonohrad, Ukraine, some of whose students I taught in 1993 on a summerlong stint as an English teacher with the Ukrainian National Association/Prosvita project "Teaching English in Ukraine".
Although the mountains I saw on that trip were by no means artificial, I was a bit disappointed because I led myself to believe that we would be hiking up mountains with veritable timberlines, and in an alpine setting comparable to the Chornahora.
We camped in a mountain valley, sang songs at night, and essentially went for the social atmosphere, not the mountaineering.
pages.prodigy.net /l.hodges/hirniak.htm   (1141 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Carpathian
Carpathian Mountains Mountain range in central and e Europe, extending ne from the central Czech Republic to the Polish-Czech border and into Romania and the Ukraine.
The geologically young mountains, which are part of the main European chain, link the Alps with...
Moldavia Historic Balkan region, between the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and the Dnieper River in Moldova.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Carpathian&StartAt=1   (692 words)

 The Southern Carpathians Romania
The Retezat Mountains (literally: Hewed Mountains) are a fantastic stone "fortress" with the highest average altitude of the Romanian Carpathians range (more than 60 peaks reaching an altitude of over 2,200m, culminating with the Peleaga Peak, 2,509 m).
For all tourists, the Retezat are mountains of superlatives.
The landmark of Bucegi Mountains is a stunning monument that seems to watch over the entire Prahova Valley - The Heroes Cross, built between 1926 - 1928 on top of Caraiman Peak, in the memory of the heroes that died defending the country in the First World War.
www.brasovtravelguide.ro /en/romania/mountains/southern-carpathians.php   (999 words)

 Regional info (Tourism)
Deep green spruce forests, mountain top meadows filled with aromatic grasses and flowers, serene Alpine lakes of the rocky Chornohora high peak range, sparkling streams and waterfalls fed by melting snow, gentle hills rolling off into the horizon - all these are elements of the Carpathian natural world.
The flysch was lifted and folded during a mountain forming period that was accompanied by volcanic eruptions.
The Chyvchyn mountains to the east are lower in elevation but also distinct from the rest of the Ukrainian Carpathians since, like the Marmarosky massif, they are made of hard crystalline schists.
members.aol.com /chornohora/region.htm   (930 words)

 Dark Series Research by Christine Feehan, Carpathian Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Carpathian Mountains are the backbone of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great central mountain system of Europe curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and the Ukraine.
The Carpathians, which only in a few places attain an altitude of over 2500 m, lack the bold peaks, the extensive snow-fields, the large glaciers, the high waterfalls and the numerous large lakes which are found in the Alps.
www.christinefeehan.com /dark_series/research.htm   (1656 words)

 GAGE Carpathian Mts. glaciation project
The West Carpathians are situated in the territory of Slovakia and Poland, East Carpathians in the territory of the Ukraine, and South Carpathians in the territory of Romania.
The deformation was diachronous along the Carpathian Mountain chain, the youngest deformation occurred in the East Carpathians.
The main morphostructures in the West Carpathians were established in the Middle and Late Miocene, in the East and South Carpathians the main morphostructures were established at the end of the Neogene.
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/gage/carp1.htm   (875 words)

 WWF - Green Mountains - The Carpathians
The Carpathians are appreciated as the last region in Europe to support viable populations of Europe's greatest mammals.
Meanwhile the Carpathians contain the continent's largest remaining natural mountain beech and beech/coniferous forest ecosystems and the largest area of pristine forest, outside of Russia.
Together with semi-natural habitats such as mountain pastures and hay meadows, which are the result of centuries of traditional management of the land, the region's biodiversity is unsurpassed in Europe.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/europe/what_we_do/danube_carpathian/blue_river_green_mtn/carpathian_mountains/index.cfm   (0 words)

 Liebermann: carpathian landscape conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This study of the nature reserve archipelago in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains is being undertaken to assess the potential for long-term protection of natural and related cultural heritage via landscape and network based conservation.
The Eastern Carpathian Mountains are situated in the western Ukrainian Zakarpatska; Lvivska; Ivano-Frankivskska; and Chernivetska Oblasts, and immediately adjacent southeastern Poland (Kro?nie?skie Voivodship) and northeastern Slovakia (Presovsky Kraj).
The boundary of the eastern and western Carpathian vegetation associations approximately follow the Slovakian-Polish border with the Ukrainian, and the East Carpathians also form an important geobotanical boundary between the Pannonian Plain to the southwest and the European forest-steppe to the northeast.
rjl.us /res/research.htm   (5024 words)

 Travel to Ukraine - Official Travel Website and Guide of Ukraine - Carpathian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains are considered to be the Green Pearl of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Carpathians are relatively gentle peaks that rise as high as 2061 m (Mt. Hoverla).
The Carpathian mountains dominate the region with their forests, rivers, lakes, alpine meadows, towns and villages.
www.traveltoukraine.org /carpathian.htm   (723 words)

 Guide Jeronym - Treks in Carpathian Mountains, Romania (Rumania)
Carpathian spring with horse and carry - To get to adventurous and forgotten place in Carpathian Mountains to the area where bears live.
Siriu Mountains summer trek with horse and carry These are two shorter hikes in one.
Rocks and adventure in Mehedinti Mountains and Banat hills Near the Danube there are rocky limestone mountains Mehedinti, there are pre-industrial lime-kilns and in September many still rooms.......with guide....
www.easteuropean.eu /carpathian-mountains-trek-guide-romania-hiking.html   (684 words)

 Carpathian Adventure - adventure race
Carpathian Adventure is a classic, 3-day adventure race meant to bring people together to be challenged in numerous outdoor disciplines and enjoy the natural beauty and wilderness of Romania.
Carpathian Adventure, the race organised by Outward Bound Romania is about these feelings.
Adventure racing is not so much a physical undertaking - although it certainly takes your lungs, legs and ligaments to their limits - as it is a mental, emotional and even spiritual battle.
www.carpathianadventure.ro   (0 words)

 Carpathian Foundation
The five countries Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine all meet in the Center of Europe, a rural mountainous area centering on the Carpathian Mountain range and the Tisa River basin.
The Carpathian Foundation began when the East-West Institute convened a meeting of local and regional leaders of the neighbouring areas of the five countries in 1992.
As the structure of the Carpathian Euroregion began to promote inter-governmental cooperation, it became clear that there was a real need for a coordinating body to promote cooperation among citizen through the NGO sector.
www.carpathianfoundation.org /cf/web/hq/index.jsp?id=8   (372 words)

 Mountain guide - Carpathian Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There the Northern Carpathians, comprising the Beskids and the Tatra, run east along the Polish border, then SE through W Ukraine; in Romania they are continued by the Transylvanian Alps (or Southern Carpathians), which extend SW to the Danube River.
Although the Carpathians are a barrier to the southward movement of cold air masses, numerous low passes facilitate overland travel between the densely populated areas that flank the system.
The Carpathians themselves are sparsely populated, with the greatest number of people found in the larger agricultural valleys to the south.
www.igf.fuw.edu.pl /hill/eucarp.html   (184 words)

 Trekking in the Carpathians
The Carpathian Mountains are really beautiful and we want you to fall in love with them as we do.
The central part of the Carpathian Beskyds, situated between the Mizunka River in the west and the Prut River in the east, and between the limits of the Carpathian Mountains in the north and the Middle-Carpathian Depression in the south.
Hiking in the Ukrainian mountains is not comparable to hiking in the Alps, since shelters and signposts are almost completely lacking.
www.adventurecarpathians.com /trekking.php   (817 words)

Borsa is in the north, at the bottom of the Rodnei mountains in Maramures.
The Retezat Mountains, on the western side of the southern Carpathians, are the rockiest massif of Romania.
on the southern slope of the Rodna mountains of the northern Carpathians, near the town of Nasaud.
romania-europe.tripod.com /carpathians.html   (568 words)

 Vampires Carpathian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains, major mountain system, central and eastern Europe, extending 1,500 km (900 mi) in a great semicircle from Bratislava, Slovakia, to the Iron Gate near Orsova, Romania.
The Carpathians, varying between 32 and 257 km (20 and 160 mi) in width, are divided into smaller ranges, including the Little Carpathians, the White Carpathians, the High Tatry Range, the East Carpathians, and the Transylvanian Alps.
Forests of oak, beech, fir, and pine cover the slopes from 500 to 1,800 m (1,500 to 6,000 ft), and bears, lynx, and wolves still inhabit remote forest areas.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/demons/vampires/carpathianmountains.htm   (182 words)

 Carpathian Mountains travel guide
The Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains (Karpaty) are part of Central European mountain system, forming a semicircle through Slovakia–Poland–Ukraine–Moldova–Romania.
The Ukrainian Carpathians are typical mountains of medium height with rock of low resistance.
Gentle, broad, and little-dissected ridges and parallel valleys contrast with the deeply incised (up to 1,000 m) transverse valleys with steep slopes that are the result of the relief's rejuvenation.
www.world66.com /europe/ukraine/carpathian_mountai   (263 words)

 CER | Carpathian Mountains: Felling our future?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Carpathian mountains, the first major change came between the 14th and 17th centuries, when Wallachian shepherds migrated across the ridges from east to west and, with axe and fire, created ridge-top meadows for their flocks.
A mixture of natural factors-extreme mountain weather and insect pests-combined with acid rain triggered a sudden mass dying that literally denuded the ridgetops within a matter of years.
In this sense, the estimated 220 fragments of natural woods covering over 110,000 ha across the Carpathian mountains are a treasure for all of Europe-not least as reminders of what the rest of the continent has lost.
www.ce-review.org /01/14/beckmann14_3.html   (3161 words)

 hiking in the Carpathians
The Bucegi Mountains are known for their colorful diversity in plants and it's strange erosions.
Brasov is built at the base of the Carpathian Mountain ridge to protect the fertile Burzenland from the east.
You climb the Bucegi mountain by the Piatra Arsa and cross the Cocora Mountains.
www.greenmountainholidays.ro /hikingcarpathians.html   (1177 words)

 GO 568 Central Europe II
The Carpathians are a classic thrust mountain belt with associated flysch and molasse phases of development.
Structural and sedimentary development of the Carpathian Mountains parallels that of the Alps; however, the Carpathians are generally younger than the Alps.
Structural phases display a systematic age trend along the Carpathian system--oldest in the west, younger in the east, and youngest in the south.
academic.emporia.edu /aberjame/struc_geo/euro_central/carp.htm   (830 words)

 Hand carved Wooden Pipes at Kalyna Ukrainian Creations
All wood used in each pipe is grown in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains.
They are made out of native wood in the Carpathian mountains by skilled craftsman from Western Ukraine, an area famous for their wood artisans.
It is made of walnut tree in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine.
www.kalyna.ca /pipes.htm   (828 words)

 CER | Carpathian Mountains: Crying Wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today, the Carpathian Mountains are the last great refuge for wolves in Europe.
Estimates of the number of wolves in the Carpathians are as elusive as the animals themselves.
Many of the official statistics on wolves are based on data collected by hunting associations, which have a vested interest in inflating the number of wolves in an area in order to downplay the need for their protection.
www.ce-review.org /01/14/beckmann14_1.html   (1804 words)

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