Jeseníky

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Jeseníky

 

mountains in Czechoslovakia between the upper reaches of the Odra and Morava rivers; the range comprises the Hrubý Jesenik and Nízký Jesenik. Hrubý Jesenik (Mt. Praděd, 1,492 m) is composed primarily of crystalline schists; the slopes are covered with spruce forests to an altitude of 1,300 m and above that are alpine meadows. Nízký Jesenik (Mt. Slunečná, 800 m) is composed of limestones, schists, and sandstones; it is covered with forests and meadows. In the east, Nízký Jesenik merges with the Oder Mountains. Iron ore and the ores of other metals are mined there. The region is noted for its spas and attracts many tourists.

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