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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.Omu25058219 
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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