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Southern Carpathians

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMoldoveanu (2544 m/8346 ft)
CountriesRomania (83%), Hungary (12%), Serbia (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesCaraş-Severin (5%), Timiş (5%), Arad (4%), Bihor (4%), Hunedoara (4%), Dolj (4%), Argeş (4%), Cluj (3%), Hajdú-Bihar (3%), Alba (3%), Buzău (3%), Vîlcea (3%), Békés (3%), Teleorman (3%), Gorj (3%), Olt (3%), Sibiu (3%), Călăraşi (3%), Braşov (3%), Prahova (3%), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (2%), Vrancea (2%), Ialomiţa (2%), Mehedinţi (2%), Mureş (2%), Brăila (2%), Dîmboviţa (2%), Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (2%), Giurgiu (2%), Sălaj (2%), Satu Mare (2%), Csongrád (1%), Covasna (1%), Bucureşti (1%), Bistriţa-Năsăud (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area189,339 sq km / 73,104 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent533 km / 331 mi North-South
618 km / 384 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 2' N; 24° 2' E
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This range has historically been called the "Transylvanian Alps".
Map of Southern Carpathians
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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 Southern Carpathians.
Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Southeast Baltic PlainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Bohemian RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Carpathian MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern CarpathiansLevel 3
         Ukrainian PlainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central RussiaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North RussiaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Southern Carpathians

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Moldoveanu25448346 
2.Negoiu25358317 
3.Vârful Viștea Mare25278291 
4.Lespezi25228274 
5.Parângu Mare25198264 
6.Peleaga25098232 
7.Păpușa25088228 
8.Vânătoarea lui Buteanu25078225 
9.Hârtopul Darei25068222 
10.Cornul Călţunului25058219 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Southern Carpathians

Moldoveanu
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The highpoint of Romania, Moldoveanu, and its shorter neighbor Vârful Viștea Mare on its left (2012-06-14). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Vârful Viștea Mare
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The highpoint of Romania, Moldoveanu, and its shorter neighbor Vârful Viștea Mare on its left (2012-06-14). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Omu
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The small hut and rock outcropping on the summit of Omu, highpoint of the Romanian Bucegi Mountains, as well as Dâmboviţa and Prahova counties (2015-06-03). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Lăițel
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Graeme Rankine with Andrew Rankine on our way to Negoiu Peak on June 5, 2015 (2015-06-05). Photo by Graeme Rankine.
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Vârful Cucurbata Mare
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Curcubăta Mare/Nagy-Bihar: View from Piatra Grăitoare/Zengő (2014-04-27). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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Vârful Piatra Mare
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Our party of American students studying abroad in Denmark, who traveled to Romania during our travel break. Thank you to our Romanian guides Ștefan & Vlad for bringing us here, and to our British chaperone Chris for taking the picture! Not much of a view at this foggy hour, but we were lucky to get a good glimpse of Brașov from the chalet just below the summit (2015-10-21). Photo by Iona Feldman.
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Piatra Grăitoare
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Piatra Grăitoare - view from west (2014-04-26). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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Varful Poienii
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Vf. Poienii / Mező-havas (2014-05-22). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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D. Căţeilor
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Căţeilor (2014-04-28). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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Varful Ţapu
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Vf. Ţapu / Bak-hát: View from Piatra Graitoare. On the left side you can see the limestone crest called Pietrele Negre (2014-04-26). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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