Carpathian Mountains

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Carpathian Mountains Mountain range in central and e Europe, extending ne from the central Czech Republic to the Polish-Czech border and into Romania and the Ukraine. The n Carpathians (Beskids and Tatra) run e along the border and se through w Ukraine; the s Carpathians (Transylvanian Alps) extend sw to the River Danube. The highest peak is Gerlachovka, 2655m (8711ft). Industries: timber, mining, tourism. Length: 1530km (950mi).