Bihor Mountains

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Bihor Mountains (Romanian: Munții Bihorului, Hungarian: Bihar-hegység) is a mountain range in western Romania. It is part of the Apuseni Mountains, which are part of the Carpathian Mountains.

Bihor Mountains
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The Galbenei Stone, Bihor Mountains
Highest point
PeakCucurbăta Mare
Elevation1,849 m (6,066 ft)
Coordinates46°27′N 22°41′E / 46.450°N 22.683°E / 46.450; 22.683Coordinates: 46°27′N 22°41′E / 46.450°N 22.683°E / 46.450; 22.683
Dimensions
Length25 km (16 mi)
Width14 km (8.7 mi)
Naming
Native nameMunții Bihorului  (Romanian)
Geography
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Bihor Mountains within the Apuseni Mountains
CountryRomania
RegionTransylvania, Crișana
CountiesAlba, Arad, Bihor and Hunedoara
Parent rangeApuseni Mountains

The massif has a length of 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the northwest to the southeast and a width of 14 kilometres (8.7 mi). It is located east of the town Ștei, Bihor County and north of the town of Brad, Hunedoara County.

The highest peak is Cucurbăta Mare, with an elevation of 1,849 metres (6,066 ft); this also the highest peak of the Apuseni Mountains. Other high peaks are Buteasa (1,790 m), Cârligatele (1,694 m), Piatra Grăitoare (1,658 m), and Bohodei (1,654 m).

The Vlădeasa Massif [ro] is a volcanic range extension of the Bihor Mountains to the north, reaching a maximum height of 1,836 metres (6,024 ft).

Bohodei Peak
View from around Nucet