Carnic Alps(redirected from Carnian Alps)
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a mountain range in the eastern Alps, on the border between Austria and Italy. Length, 120 km; maximum altitude, 2, 780 m (Mt. Hohe Warte). It is composed primarily of crystalline schists and limestone and has a narrow crest andsteep slopes. There are broad-leaved (oak and beech) and coni-ferous (fir, spruce, and pine) forests.