Carnic Alps

a mountain range in S Austria and N Italy, part of the E Alps. Highest peak, Kellerwand, 9217 ft. (2809 m).

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Italian  Alpi Carniche,  German  Karnische Alpen,  

      range of the Eastern Alps, extending along the Austrian-Italian border for 60 miles (100 km) from the Pustertal (valley) and the Piave River (west) to the Gailitz (Italian Silizza) River (east). The mountains are bounded by the Dolomites (southwest), the Gail River and the Gailtaler Alpen (north), the Karawanken (east), and the Julian Alps (southeast). The mountains rise to Kellerwand (9,121 feet [2,780 m]) and are crossed by road at Plöcken Pass (Italian Passo di Monte Croce, 4,462 feet [1,360 m]). Summer resorts and winter sports centres lie within the scenic range.

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