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Encyclopedia > Eastern Alps
Piz Bernina (centre-left) with the Biancograt to the left, Piz Scerscen (centre-right) and Piz Roseg (right), seen from Piz Corvatsch

Eastern Alps is the name given to the eastern half of the Alps, usually defined as the area east of the Splügen Pass in eastern Switzerland. North of the Splügen Pass, the Posterior Rhine forms the border, and south of the pass, the Liro river and Lake Como form the boundary line. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution‎ (6,336 × 3,336 pixels, file size: 5. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution‎ (6,336 × 3,336 pixels, file size: 5. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Splügen pass The Splügen Pass (Italian Passo dello Spluga) connects on a height of 2113 m the Swiss Hinterrhein valley in the canton of Graubünden with Chiavenna in the Italian province of Sondrio and the Lake Como. ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... The Liro is the name of two streams in the Italian region Lombardy. ... Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian, also known as Lario; Latin: Larius Lacus) is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. ...


The Eastern Alps include parts of Switzerland, most of Austria and Liechtenstein, as well as parts of southern Germany, northern Italy and Slovenia. The eastern border is formed by the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) and the Viennese basin, which is the transition zone to the Carpathian mountains. Wienerwald near Breitenfurt The Wienerwald (English: Vienna Woods) is a wooded promontory of the Alps in eastern Lower Austria, located at the border between the Mostviertel and the Industrieviertel, two of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... The Viennese Basin (German: Wiener Becken, Czech: Vídenská kotlina, Slovak: Viedenská kotlina) is a tectonic basin between the Alps and the Carpathian Mountains. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians. ...


The Eastern Alps are traditionally divided according to the Alpenvereins-Einteilung (arrangement of the Alpine Club) into several dozen small regions, each assigned to the Northern Calcareous Alps, the Central Eastern Alps or the Southern Calcareous Alps. Fuller details are given on those pages of the regions they contain. The Alpine Club was: Today, Alpine clubs stage climbing competitions, operate Alpine huts and paths, and are active in protecting the Alpine environment. ... The Northern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps north of the Central Eastern Alps. ... The Central Eastern Alps are the core ranges of the Eastern Alps with the highest peaks, located between the Northern Limestone Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps, from which they differ in geological composition. ... The Southern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps south of the Central Eastern Alps. ...


The highest mountain in the Eastern Alps is Piz Bernina (4,049 m) in Switzerland. Excepting other peaks in the Bernina range, the next highest is the Ortler (3,905 m) in Italy/South Tyrol and then the Großglockner (3,798 m) in Austria. Piz Bernina is the highest mountain of the eastern Alps with an elevation of 4049 metres. ... Ortler (3905m), highest mountain in the Eastern Alps, main peak of the Ortler Group, a mountain range in South Tyrol and Trentino, Italy. ... The Großglockner is, at 3798 m above sea level, Austrias highest mountain and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. ...


During the Würm glaciation, the Eastern Alps were drier than the Western Alps, with the contiguous ice shield ending in the region of the Niedere Tauern in Austria. This allowed many species to survive the ice age in the Eastern Alps where they could not survive elsewhere. For that reason, many species of plants are endemic to the Eastern Alps. The Wisconsin (in North America), Weichsel (in Scandinavia), Devensian (in the British Isles), Midlandian (in Ireland) or Würm glaciation (in the Alps) is the most recent period of the Ice Age, and ended some 10,000 Before Present (BP). ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... The Niedere Tauern (from the German for low Tauern; compare Hohe Tauern) are a mountain range in central Austria, part of the Central Eastern Alps. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... In biology and ecology endemic means exclusively native to a place or biota, in contrast to cosmopolitan or introduced. ...


See also

Coordinates: 46°34′31″N, 12°13′56″E The Northern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps north of the Central Eastern Alps. ... The Central Eastern Alps are the core ranges of the Eastern Alps with the highest peaks, located between the Northern Limestone Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps, from which they differ in geological composition. ... The Southern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps south of the Central Eastern Alps. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Eastern Alps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
Eastern Alps is the name given to the eastern half of the Alps, usually defined as the area east of the Splügen Pass in eastern Switzerland.
The Eastern Alps are traditionally divided according to the Alpenvereinseinteilung (arrangement of the Alpine Club) into several dozen small regions, each assigned to the Northern Calcareous Alps, the Central Eastern Alps or the Southern Calcareous Alps.
During the Würm glaciation, the Eastern Alps were drier than the Western Alps, with the contiguous ice shield ending in the region of the Niedere Tauern in Austria.
Central Eastern Alps - definition of Central Eastern Alps in Encyclopedia (140 words)
The Central Eastern Alps are the core ranges of the Eastern Alps with the highest peaks, located between the Northern Limestone Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps, from which they differ in geological composition.
They extend from the Bernina Alps in Graubünden in the west as far as to the lower promontories east of the Mura such as the Hochwechsel in Styria in the east.
Ranges of the Central Eastern Alps (from East to West):
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