The Western Beskids (Czech: Západní Beskydy; Slovak: Západné Beskydy; Polish: Beskidy Zachodnie; German: Westbeskiden) are a set of mountain ranges spanning the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Geologically the Western Beskids are part of the Outer Western Carpathians.

Western Beskids
Čeladenka (CZE) - the river.jpg
Highest point
PeakLysá hora
Elevation1,323 m (4,341 ft)
Coordinates49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750Coordinates: 49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E / 49.54583°N 18.44750°E / 49.54583; 18.44750
Naming
Native nameZápadní Beskydy (cs)
Beskidy Zachodnie (pl)
Geography
CountriesCzech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
RegionsMoravia, Czech Silesia and Lesser Poland
Parent rangeOuter Western Carpathians
Borders on

Traditionally the Western Beskids were considered part of the Beskids, a term that differs according to historical and linguistic heritage.

SubdivisionEdit

 
Western section of Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with E
 
Northern section of Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with F
 
Central section of the Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with G
 
Eastern section of the Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with H

The Western Beskids consist of the following mountain ranges:

See alsoEdit

MapsEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Földvary, Gábor Z. (1988). Geology of the Carpathian Region. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1977). Regiony fizycznogeograficzne Polski. Warszawa: Wydawa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1989). Problemy standaryzacji nazw geograficznych. Warszawa: Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania PWN.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (2000) [1998]. Geografia regionalna Polski (2. ed.). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

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