Southern Limestone Alps

The Southern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps south of the Central Eastern Alps. The distinction from the latter group, where the higher peaks are located, is based on differences in geological composition. The Southern Limestone Alps extend from the Sobretta-Gavia Alps in Lombardy in the west to the Pohorje in Slovenia in the east.

Ranges of the Southern Limestone Alps: (from East to West):

# Pohorje (German "Bachergebirge") (1)
# Kamnik Alps or Savinja Alps (2)
# Karawanken / Karavanke (3)
# Julian Alps (4)
# Gailtal Alps (5)
# Carnic Alps (6)
# Southern Carnic Alps (7)
# Dolomites (8)
# Fiemme Alps (9)
# Vizentine Alps (10)
# Nonsberg Alps (11)
# Brenta Group(12)
# Mountains around Lake Garda (13)
# Ortler Alps (14)
# Adamello-Presanella Group (15)
# Sobretta-Gavia Alps (16)

Physiography

The Southern Alps are a distinct physiographic section of the larger Alps province, which in turn is part of the larger Alpine System physiographic division.


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