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The Alps are ane o the great muntain range seestems o Europe stretchin approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) athort aicht Alpine kintras frae Austrick an Slovenie in the east, Swisserland, Liechtenstein, Germany, an Fraunce tae the wast, an Italy an Monaco tae the sooth.[1]

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Mont Blanc, the heichest muntain in the Alps
Heichest pynt
Peak Mont Blanc
Elevation 4,810.45 m (15,782.3 ft)
Coordinates 45°50′01″N 06°51′54″E / 45.83361°N 6.86500°E / 45.83361; 6.86500
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Relief o the Alps. See an aa cairt wi internaitional borders marked
Range coordinates 46°30′20″N 09°19′49″E / 46.50556°N 9.33028°E / 46.50556; 9.33028Coordinates: 46°30′20″N 09°19′49″E / 46.50556°N 9.33028°E / 46.50556; 9.33028
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Age o rock Tertiary
Teep o rock Bündner schist, flysch and molasse


  1. "Alpine Convention". Alpine Conferences. Retrieved August 3, 2012