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Mountains

Sunday, 24 June 2007
There are several mountain ranges in Poland, located mainly in the Southern part of the country. They are, from West to East, the Sudeten (Sudety), Beskidy, Tatras (Tatry), Gorce, Pienins (Pieniny), and the Bieszczady Mountains. North of Beskidy Mountains is the Gory Swietokrzyskie range. All of these mountain ranges, except for the Sudeten and Gory Swietokrzyskie, belong to the Carpathia Mountains (Karpaty), which extend from West to East and form a natural southern border of Poland.

Most of these mountain ranges don't rise to more than 1,700 m above sea level. The Tatra Mountains are the only exception, with their highest peak being Rysy, rising to 2,499 m above sea level.

The highest peaks of particular mountain groups are:

Sudeten Mountains - Sniezka (1,602 m)

Beskidy Mountains - Babia Gora (1,723 m)

Tatra Mountains - Rysy (2,499 m)

Gorce - Turbacz (1,310 m)

Pienins - Wysokie Skalki (1,050 m)

Bieszczady - Tarnica (1,346 m)

Swietokrzyskie Hills - Lysica (612 m)
 

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