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Carpathian Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGerlachovský štít (2654 m/8707 ft)
CountriesHungary (56%), Slovakia (42%), Romania (36%), Ukraine (28%), Poland (25%), Serbia (7%), Czech Republic (5%), Croatia (1%), Slovenia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesPodkarpackie (6%), Zakarpats’ka (6%), Malopolskie (5%), Ivano-Frankivsk (4%), Suceava (4%), Bács-Kiskun (4%), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (3%), L’viv (3%), Pest (3%), Harghita (3%), Maramureş (3%), Somogy (2%), Fejér (2%), Baranya (2%), Veszprém (2%), Bistriţa-Năsăud (2%), Tolna (2%), Zala (2%), Heves (2%), Bacău (2%), Zlín (1%), Slaskie (1%), Chernivitsi (1%), Nógrád (1%), Moravia-Silesia (1%), Komárom-Esztergom (1%), Covasna (1%), Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok (1%), Csongrád (1%), Vas (1%), Satu Mare (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area234,228 sq km / 90,436 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent621 km / 386 mi North-South
824 km / 512 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long47° 57' N; 24° 20' E
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Map of Carpathian Mountains
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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 Carpathian Mountains.
Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Southeast Baltic PlainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Bohemian RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Carpathian MountainsLevel 3
         Southern CarpathiansLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ukrainian PlainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central RussiaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North RussiaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Carpathian Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Gerlachovský štít26548707 
2.Lomnický štít26348642 
3.Ladovy štít26278619 
4.Pysny štít26218599 
5.Lavínový štít26068550 
6.Malá Ladový štít26038540 
7.Kotlový štít26018533 
8.Kežmarský štít25568386 
9.Vysoká25478356 
10.Končistá25388327 
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 Carpathian Mountains

Gerlachovský štít

Clouds appear to be devouring the high massif of Gerlach, highest point in the High Tatra (1993-08).
Rysy

Approaching the high crest of the Tatra, near Rysy, from the south (Slovak) side of the range (1993-08).
Rysy-North Peak
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Approaching the summit of Rysy (North Peak) and Poland's highest point (2014-10-05). Photo by Mark McAllister.
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Kriváň
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Kriváň - view from Czerwone Wierchy (2013-09-07). Photo by Szaniszló Uherkovich.
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Mengusovský štít
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Peaks from left to right: Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Czarny, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Pośredni, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki, Cubryna and Mnich (2019-06-12). Photo by Damian Wieczorkiewicz.
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Niżnie Rysy
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The highest corner of Poland with the northwest face of Niżnie Rysy and two summits of Rysy at the back (2019-06-12). Photo by Damian Wieczorkiewicz.
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Kolový štít
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Kolový štít from Čierny štít (2016-03-19). Photo by Ondrej Trocak.
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Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Czarny
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Peaks from left to right: Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Czarny, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Pośredni, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki, Cubryna and Mnich (2019-06-12). Photo by Damian Wieczorkiewicz.
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Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Pośredni
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Peaks from left to right: Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Czarny, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Pośredni, Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki, Cubryna and Mnich (2019-06-12). Photo by Damian Wieczorkiewicz.
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Swinica
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Świnica as seen from the summit of Skrajny Granat (2019-06-10). Photo by Damian Wieczorkiewicz.
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