is the collective name for one of the great mountain range
systems of Europe
, stretching from Austria
in the east, Slovenia
, through to France
in the west. The highest mountain in the Alps is the Mont Blanc
at 4810 meters on the French-Italian border.
The European Alps from space,
as seen in May 2002.
Click on the picture itself for a large annotated version
Maritime Alps - Cottian Alps - Dauphine Alps - Graian Alps - Pennine Alps
Swiss Alps, including North-Eastern Swiss Alps - Bernese Oberland - Lepontine Alps - Todi Range - Bernina Alps - Albula Range - Silvretta and Rätikon Ranges
The Alps of Bavaria, the Vorarlberg, and Salzburg - Tirolean Alps - Ortler, Oetzthal and Stubai Ranges - Lombard Alps - Dolomites - South-Eastern Alps
Originally based on content from an old encyclopedia. Update as needed.
The Alps are a range of mountains located within the Moon's Mare Imbrium, formed in the impact that created the Imbrium Basin.\n