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The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
(Slovene: Julijske Alpe, Italian: Alpi Giulie) are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps
Southern Limestone Alps
that stretch from northeastern Italy
Italy
to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia
Slovenia
and of the former Yugoslavia. They are named after Julius Caesar, who founded the municipium of Cividale del Friuli
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. [1] 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 Valley and Canale Valley. They are divided into the Eastern and Western Julian Alps.

Contents

1 Eastern Julian Alps 2 Western Julian Alps 3 Passes 4 Gallery 5 References 6 See also 7 External links

Eastern Julian Alps[edit]

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
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 Škrlatica
Škrlatica
2,740 m (8,990 ft) Mangart
Mangart
2,679 m (8,789 ft) Jalovec 2,645 m (8,678 ft) Razor
Razor
2,601 m (8,533 ft) Kanjavec
Kanjavec
2,568 m (8,425 ft) Prisojnik
Prisojnik
2,546 m (8,353 ft) Prestreljenik
Prestreljenik
2,499 m (8,199 ft) Špik
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[edit] The Western Julian Alps
Julian Alps
cover a much smaller area, and are located mainly in Italy. Only the Kanin group lies in part in Slovenia. The main peaks by height are:

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

Passes[edit]

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. The Predil Pass
Predil Pass
(links Villach
Villach
via Tarvisio
Tarvisio
and Bovec
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), railway, paved road, 797 m (2,615 feet)

Gallery[edit]

The Julian Alps

Edelweiss, Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Julian Alps
Julian Alps
with Prisojnik
Prisojnik
and Razor

The Krnica Valley near Kranjska Gora

Mount Mangart

References[edit]

^ https://www.britannica.com/place/Julian-Alps

See also[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Julian Alps.

Julian Alps
Julian Alps
on Hiking Trail Julian Alps
Julian Alps
on SummitPost https://www.julijske-alpe.com/english/

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Mountain ranges of the Southern Limestone Alps
Southern Limestone Alps
according to the AVE

Adamello-Presanella Alps Brenta group Dolomites Fiemme Mountains Gailtal Alps Garda Mountains Julian Alps Karavanks
Karavanks
and Pohorje Carnic Main Crest Nonsberg Group Ortler Alps Sobretta-Gavia Group Kamnik–Savinja Alps Southern Carnic A

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