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Aerial view over the Karkonosze

The Karkonosze (Polish; pronounced kár-ko-no-she) or Krkonoše (Czech; IPA: ['kr̩konoʃɛ] ) is a mountain range in the Sudetes in Central Europe. The range is also sometimes known as the Giant Mountains (German: Riesengebirge). The name is fairly ancient, appearing in the name of a people listed in Ptolemy as the Corconti. It may be Pre-Indo-European. The meaning was preserved, appearing in mediaeval Latin as Gigantei montes. The mountain range was traditionally known as the Riesengebirge in German for hundreds of years prior to 1946. From de:Bild:Krkonose 02. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Image File history File links Cs-Krkonose. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... A view from Zygmuntówka refuge, Góry Sowie Sněžka-Åšnieżka Destroyed forest on the top of Wielka Sowa The Sudetes (IPA: ), also called Sudeten (in German; pronounced: ) or Sudety (pronounced in Czech, in Polish), are a mountain range in Central Europe. ... The Corconti or Korkontoi were a tribe of Greater Germany in the Geography of Ptolemy (2. ... Map showing the Neolithic expansions from the 7th to the 5th millennium BCE Europe in ca. ...


The mountains stretch from north-west to south-east and form the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. At 1602 metres above sea level on the Czech-Polish border, the mountain Sněžka-Śnieżka is the highest peak in the Czech Republic. Large areas of the mountains are preserved as a national park by both countries. The mountains are famous for their skiing resorts and are growing in importance as a less expensive and, in some cases, nearer alternative to the Alps for tourism. River Elbe originates in the mountains. Snow Mountain ( (help· info) in Czech; Åšnieżka in Polish; Schneekoppe in German) is the highest mountain in the Giant Mountains (KrkonoÅ¡e in Czech, Karkonosze in Polish, Riesengebirge in German), part of the Sudetes mountain range. ... Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada A national park is a reserve of land, usually, but not always (see National Parks of England and Wales), declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ...


Important towns in the mountains are:

Karpacz (German Krummhübel) is a spa and town in southwestern Poland and one of the most important centres of mountain hiking and skiing. ... St. ... Szklarska PorÄ™ba, formerly Schreiberhau, Germany, is a ski resort town in southwestern Poland, and one of the most important centres of mountain hiking and skiing. ... Å pindlerův Mlýn (in German Spindlermühle) is town in the Czech Republic. ... Mountain Resort, Chengde Mountain Resort, Chengde The Mountain Resort (Chinese: 避暑山庄; pinyin: BìshÇ” Shānzhuāng; literally: Mountain Resort for Avoiding the Heat) or Ligong (Chinese: 离宫; pinyin: Lígōng, the Qing Dynastys summer palace) situated in the city of Chengde in Hebei Province, China, is the worlds... Harrachov (IPA: ; German: ) is a town on the Mumlava river in the northern Czech Republic, four km from the border with Poland. ... . Pec pod Sněžkou (Petzer in German, Pec pod Śnieżką in Polish) is small town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. ... Przesieka (original and German name: Hain) is a village in Lower Silesia, southwestern Poland. ... Center of the town in winter Kowary (German: ) is a town in Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 11,965 inhabitants (2004). ...

See also

  • Karkonosze National Park
  • Krkonoše National Park

Karkonosze National Park (Polish: ) is a national park in the Karkonosze Mountains in southwestern Poland. ... Krkonoše National Park (Czech: , often abbreviated as KRNAP) is a national park in the Liberec and Hradec Králové regions of the Czech Republic. ...

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Coordinates: 50°46′N, 15°37′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Karkonosze - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (163 words)
Karkonosze Mountains (pronounced kár-ko-no-she) in Polish or Krkonoše [▶]
Large areas of Karkonosze Mountains are preserved as a national park by both countries.
The mountains are famous for its skiing resorts and are growing in importance as a less expensive and, in some cases, nearer alternative to the Alps for tourism.
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