Carnic Alps

Carnic Alps

[kahr-nik]
The Carnic Alps (Alpi Carniche) are a range of the Southern Limestone Alps in East Tyrol, Carinthia and Friuli (Province of Udine). They extend from east to west for about 100 km (65 mi) between the Gail River, tributary to the Drava and the Tagliamento, forming the border between Austria and Italy.

They are named after the Roman province of Carnia, which name probably had a Celtic origin.

The mountains gave their name to the stage on the geologic time scale known as Carnian.

The most important peaks are:

The chief passes of the Carnic Alps are:

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