The Carnic Alps
(Alpi Carniche) are a range
of the Southern Limestone Alps
in East Tyrol
(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
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: