Western Beskids

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 name
Geography
CountriesCzech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
RegionsMoravia, Czech Silesia and Lesser Poland
Parent rangeOuter Western Carpathians
Borders onWest Beskidian Foothills, Slovak-Moravian Carpathians, Central Beskids, Podhale-Magura Area, Central Beskidian Piedmont and Lower Beskids

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. ISBN 9789813103825.
  • 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. ISBN 9788301130503.

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