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Lepontine Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMonte Leone (3552 m/11,654 ft)
CountriesItaly (60%), Switzerland (40%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesLombardy (49%), Ticino (22%), Graubünden (14%), Piedmont (11%), Valais (3%), Uri (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area12,639 sq km / 4,880 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent196 km / 122 mi North-South
151 km / 94 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 57' N; 8° 59' E
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Map of Lepontine Alps
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Lepontine Alps.
Southern AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Pennine AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lepontine AlpsLevel 4
                 Western Lepontine AlpsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Adula GroupLevel 5 (Child)
         Rhaetian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Orobie AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         OrtlesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Brenta-Adamello-Garda GroupLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Lepontine Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Monte Leone355211,654Western Lepontine Alps
2.Rheinwaldhorn340211,161Adula Group
3.Blinnenhorn337411,070Western Lepontine Alps
4.Pizzo Tambo327910,758 
5.Basòdino327210,735 
6.Scherbadung321110,535Western Lepontine Alps
7.Piz Medel321110,535 
8.Pizzo Rotondo319210,472Western Lepontine Alps
9.Scopi319010,466 
10.Muttenhorn309910,167Western Lepontine Alps
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Monte Leone355211,654Western Lepontine Alps
2.Rheinwaldhorn340211,161Adula Group



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