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Maritime Alps
Maritime Alps

The Maritime Alps are a mountain range in the south-western part of the Alps. They form the border between the French département Alpes-Maritimes and the Italian province of Cuneo. The Col de Tende separates them from the Ligurian Alps; the Maddalena Pass separates them from the Cottian Alps. The Mercantour National Park is part of the Maritime Alps. Image File history File links Maritime_Alps. ... Image File history File links Maritime_Alps. ... A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Alpes_Maritimes is a département in the extreme southeast corner of France. ... Cuneo is a province in the Piedmont region of Italy. ... The Col de Tende (Italian: Colle di Tenda) is a mountain pass in the Alps, on the border of France and Italy, at . ... The Ligurian Alps are a mountain range in Italy. ... Maddalena Pass (Italian: Colle della Maddalena French: Col de Larche) is a mountain pass between the Cottian Alps and the Maritime Alps, located between Italy and France. ... The chief peaks of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are: The chief passes of the Cottian Alps, from the Col de lArgentiere to the Mont Cenis and westwards to the Col du Galibier, are... Mercantour Park (French: Parc national du Mercantour) is one of the seven national parks of France. ...


The Maritime Alps are drained by the rivers Roya, Var and Verdon and their tributaries on the French side; by the Stura di Demonte and other tributaries of the Tanaro and Po on the Italian side. RoYa (Robot Yahoo) is a software add-on for Yahoo! Messenger used for automated response, remote control operation, creation of virtual robots, and custom programming using VBScript and other languages. ... The Var is a river located in the Alpes-Maritimes département, in the south-east of France. ... Verdon is an approx. ... Stura di Demonte is a 110 km long river in north-western Italy (Piedmont). ... The Tanaro (pronounced ‘Tànaro’), known as Tanarus in ancient times, is a 276 km-long river in north-western Italy. ... PO may stand for: Pareto optimality Parole Officer Per os, Latin for by mouth or orally Perfect Orange a third wave ska based in Knoxville, TN from 2002-2005 Pilkington Optronics, now Thales Optronics Pissed off (often used as a verb or adjective, as in POed or POed) Platforma...


Peaks

The chief peaks of the Maritime Alps are:

Punta dell'Argentera 3290 m (10,794 ft)
Mont Ténibre 3032 m (9948 ft)
Cime du Gélas 3135 m (10,286 ft)
Cime de l'Enchastraye 2955 m (9695 ft)
Monte Matto 3087 m (10,128 ft)
Mont Bégo 2873 m (9426 ft)
Mont Pelat 3053 m (10,017 ft)
Mont Mounier 2818 m (9246 ft)
Mont Clapier 3046 m (9994 ft)
Roche de l'Abisse 2755 m (9039 ft)

Passes

The chief passes of the Maritime Alps are: In a range of hills, or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range. ...

name location type elevation (m/ft)
Col de la Bonette Tinée Valley to Barcelonnette road 2725
Col de Restefond Col de la Bonette to Barcelonnette road 2680
Bassa di Druos Tinée Valley to Terme di Valdieri bridle path 2630/8629
Colle di Ciriegia Saint-Martin-Vésubie to Terme di Valdieri bridle path 2551/8370
Col des Granges Communes Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée to Barcelonnette bridle path 2512/8242
Col de Pourriac Tinee Valley to Argentera foot path 2506/8222
Colle di Guercia Tinee Valley to Vinadio foot path 2451/8042
Col de la Lombarde Isola to Vinadio road 2350
Col de la Cayolle Var Valley to Barcelonnette road 2327/7717
Col du Sabion Tende to Valdieri bridle path 2264/7428
Col d'Allos Verdon Valley to Barcelonnette road 2250/7382
Maddalena Pass Barcelonnette to Cuneo road 1995/6545
Col de Tende Tende to Cuneo road, road tunnel
railway tunnel
1873/6145

The Col de la Bonette —2802 m above sea level—is considered the highest paved road (end-to end, non-dead end) of the Alps, located in the French part of the Maritime Alps, near the border with Italy. ... Barcelonnette is a small town and commune in the Southern French Alps, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... The Col de Restefond is a high mountain pass—2,680 meters (8,800 feet) above sea level—in the French part of the Maritime Alps, near the border with Italy. ... The Col de la Bonette —2802 m above sea level—is considered the highest paved road (end-to end, non-dead end) of the Alps, located in the French part of the Maritime Alps, near the border with Italy. ... Barcelonnette is a small town and commune in the Southern French Alps, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Saint-Martin-Vésubie is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeasern France. ... Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeasern France. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Cuneo (CN) Mayor Elevation 1,684 m Area 77. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Cuneo (CN) Mayor Elevation m Area 183. ... Isola is a town and commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département, in southeastern France. ... View of Tende Tende is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeasern France. ... Country Italy Region Piedmont Province Province of Cuneo (CN) Mayor Elevation 774 m Area 153. ... Maddalena Pass (Italian: Colle della Maddalena French: Col de Larche) is a mountain pass between the Cottian Alps and the Maritime Alps, located between Italy and France. ... This article is about the town in Italy. ... The Col de Tende (Italian: Colle di Tenda) is a mountain pass in the Alps, on the border of France and Italy, at . ...

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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