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Amazing Alps

Mountain chain, the highest and the longest, lying entirely in Europe – the Alps. They are a complex system of ridges and massifs. They stretch from the Ligurian Sea to the Middle Danube Lowlands. They took up territory in eight countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Slovenia. The total length of the alpine arch is approximately 1,200 km and its width is up to 260 km. The highest peak of the Alps is the peak of Mount Blanc and has a height of 4,810 meters above sea level. It is located on the border between France and Italy. The Alps is an international center for alpinism, skiing and tourism. Due to its location in the center of Western Europe, the Alps are one of the best-studied mountain systems, and therefore – the most secure.Read More