Alps a small segment of a discontinuous mountain chain that stretches from the atlas mountains of north africa across southern europe and asia to beyond the himalayas. They stretch from italy through france switzerland liechtenstein germany austria and into slovenia.
The alps extend north from the subtropical mediterranean coast near nice france to lake geneva before trending east northeast to vienna.
Alps mountains location on europe map. The alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in europe and stretch approximately 1 200 km 750 mi across eight alpine countries from west to east. Here is the map of alps cottian or cozie showing its position on the map. A name derived probably from the keltic alb or alp a height the mountains forming the boundary of northern italy which were.
It s a nation in europe located in the alps mountain range. Alps latin alpes one of the great mountain ranges of the roman empire stretching from the danube river in the east to the saonne river in the west and the rhine river in the north. Map of the roman empire alps.
France switzerland monaco italy liechtenstein austria germany and slovenia. Become a member and get access to larger maps by subscribing to euratlas info. The alpine arch generally extends from nice on the western mediterranean to trieste on the adriatic and vienna at the.
The alps are a range of mountains in europe caused by uplift in the european plate as it is impacted by the african plate moving north. They extend for almost 700 miles in a crescent shape from the coastline of southern france near monaco into switzerland then through northern italy and into austria and down through slovenia croatia bosnia and herzegovina serbia and montenegro then ending in albania on the. Home to a number of well known towns and mountain ranges including chamonix and mont blanc the french alps measure 4 808m 15 774ft at their.
Is switzerland a continent. The alps are a mountain system located in south central europe immediately north of the mediterranean sea. Located in the south east of france along the borders of switzerland and italy the french alps are a picturesque mountain range situated in the provence alpes côte d azur and rhône alpes regions.
Alps b 7 on the map. Europe s largest mountain range is the alps mont blanc is the highest mountain in the alps at 4810 metres. Euratlas home geography maps europe atlas mountains alps cottian.
Euratlas online mountains atlas of europe and the mediterranean basin.