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The JULIAN ALPS (Slovene : Julijske Alpe, Italian : Alpi Giulie) are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretch from northeastern Italy
Italy
to Slovenia
Slovenia
, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav
Triglav
, the highest peak in Slovenia
Slovenia
and of the former Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
. They are named after Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
, who founded the municipium of Cividale del Friuli at the foot of the mountains. A large part of the Julian Alps
Julian Alps
is included in Triglav
Triglav
National Park . The second highest peak of the range, the 2,775 m high Jôf di Montasio , lies in Italy.

The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
cover an estimated 4,400 km2 (of which 1,542 km2 lies in Italy). They are located between the Sava
Sava
Valley and Canale Valley . They are divided into the Eastern and Western Julian Alps.

CONTENTS

* 1 Eastern Julian Alps
Julian Alps
* 2 Western Julian Alps
Julian Alps
* 3 Passes * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 External links

EASTERN JULIAN ALPS

Triglav
Triglav
from Debela Peč

There are many peaks in the Eastern Julian Alps
Julian Alps
over 2,000 m high, and they are mainly parts of ridges. The most prominent peaks are visible by their height and size. There are high plains on the eastern border like Pokljuka , Mežakla and Jelovica .

The main peaks by height are the following:

* Triglav
Triglav
2,864 m (9,396 ft) – the highest mountain and the coat of arms of Slovenia
Slovenia
* Škrlatica 2,740 m (8,990 ft) * Mangart 2,679 m (8,789 ft) * Jalovec 2,645 m (8,678 ft) * Razor
Razor
2,601 m (8,533 ft) * Kanjavec 2,568 m (8,425 ft) * Prisojnik
Prisojnik
2,546 m (8,353 ft) * Prestreljenik 2,500 m (8,202 ft) * Špik 2,472 m (8,110 ft) * Tosc 2,275 m (7,464 ft) * Krn
Krn
2,244 m (7,362 ft)

WESTERN JULIAN ALPS

The Western Julian Alps
Julian Alps
cover a much smaller area, and are located mainly in Italy
Italy
. Only the Kanin group lies in part in Slovenia. The main peaks by height are:

* Jôf di Montasio (2,755 m or 9,039 ft) * Jof Fuart (2,666 m or 8,747 ft) * High Mount Kanin (2,582 m or 8,471 ft)

View from Mangart toward east (from left to right: Ponca , Špik , Mojstrovka , Škrlatica , Razor
Razor
, Prisojnik
Prisojnik
, Travnik , Triglav
Triglav
, Kanjavec , Jalovec , Lepo Špičje

PASSES

The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
seen from the Vršič Pass .

Important passes of the Julian Alps
Julian Alps
are:

* The Vršič Pass , 1,611 m (5,826 feet), links the Sava
Sava
and Soča valleys. It is the highest mountain road pass in Slovenia
Slovenia
. * The Predil Pass (links Villach
Villach
via Tarvisio
Tarvisio
and Bovec to Gorizia ), paved road 1,156 m (3,792 feet) * The Hrušica Plateau at the Postojna Gate : (links Ljubljana
Ljubljana
to Gorizia), paved road 883 m (2,897 feet) * The Pontebba
Pontebba
Pass (links Villach
Villach
via Tarvisio
Tarvisio
and Pontebba
Pontebba
to Udine
Udine
), railway, paved road, 797 m (2,615 feet)

GALLERY

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The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
*

Edelweiss
Edelweiss
, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Slovenia
*

The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
with Prisojnik
Prisojnik
and Razor
Razor
*

The Krnica Valley near Kranjska Gora *

Mount Mangart

SEE ALSO

* Italian Julian Alps * Triglav
Triglav
Lakes Valley * List of mountains in Slovenia
Slovenia
* Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail
Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail

EXTERNAL LINKS

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