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The Ligurian Alps are a mountain range in Italy. They form the south-western extremity of the Alps, separated from the Apennines by the Colle di Cadibona. The Col de Tende separates them from the Maritime Alps. They form the border between Piedmont in the north and Liguria in the south. The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria in the east, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany, through to France in the west. ... This is about the terrestrial mountain range. ... The Col de Tende (Italian: Colle di Tenda) is a mountain pass in the Alps, on the border of France and Italy. ... Maritime Alps The chief peaks of the Maritime Alps, from the Col de Tenda to the Col de lArgentiere, are: The chief passes of the Maritime Alps, from the Col de Tenda to the Col de lArgentiere, are: This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclop... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ...

The Ligurian Alps are drained by the river Tanaro and other tributaries of the Po on the Piemontese side; by several smaller rivers that flow directly to the Mediterranean Sea on the Ligurian side. Po redirects here, for alternate uses see Po (disambiguation). ... The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ...

The chief peaks of the Ligurian Alps are Punta Marguareis (2650 m) and Monte Mongioie (2630 m). There are several other peaks over 2000 m. Passes in the Ligurian Alps are listed below.

name location type elevation (m)
Colle di Cadibona Savona to Ceva highway 436
Colle di Melogno Finale Ligure to Ceva road 1028
Colle San Bernardo Albenga to Garessio road 957
Colle di Nava Imperia to Ormea road 934
Col de Tende Tende to Cuneo road 1870

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