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The Carpathian Mountains

Listed under Mountains in Ukraine.

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  • Photo of The Carpathian Mountains
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The Carpathians curve across Central and Eastern Europe, from southern Poland and Northern Slovakia to the south-east, through the Ukraine into Romania. Those on the Poland-Slovakia border are the tallest, at about 2640 metres above sea level at their highest point.

They are wild and relatively untouched by tourism, so as well as being scattered with idyllic, traditional villages and historic mountain cities such as Bratislava, Brasov and Miskolc, they are also the most extensive of Europe’s last few bastions for wild large carnivores such as wolves, lynxes and brown bears. Boars, red deer, chamois and marmots can also be found here. Large areas are now nature reserves, particularly in the Eastern areas, where the wildlife is particularly diverse and a number of rare plant species grow. Understandably, they’re also a rich source of folklore and fairytale.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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