Plessur Range


Plessur Range

Geobox|Range
name=Plessur Range


image_caption=Aroser Weisshorn (2,653m/8,704ft)
country=Switzerland |country1=
state=Graubünden | state1=
parent=Central Eastern Alps
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area= | length= | length_orientation=
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highest=Aroser Rothorn
highest_elevation=2985
highest_lat_d=46|highest_lat_m=44|highest_lat_s=|highest_lat_NS=N
highest_long_d=9|highest_long_m=38|highest_long_s=|highest_long_EW=E


map_caption=Location of the Plessur RangeThe Plessur Range is a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland. It is considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps. It is named after the river Plessur, which originates from the center of the range. The Plessur Range is separated from the Glarus Alps in the west by the Rhine valley; from the Rätikon range in the north by the Landquart river valley (Prättigau); from the Albula Range in the south-east by the Landwasser river valley; from the Oberhalbstein Range in the south by the Albula river valley.

The Plessur Range is drained by the rivers Rhine, Plessur, Landwasser and Landquart. The ski resort Arosa lies in the middle of the range.

Peaks of the Plessur Range are the Aroser Rothorn (highest, 2985m = 9794ft) and Stätzer Horn (2576m = 8450ft).

A mountain pass in the Plessur Range is the Strela Pass, from Davos to Langwies, elevation 2377m.

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ee also

*Swiss Alps


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