Julian Alps

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Julian Alps,

mountain range, NE Italy and NW Slovenia, between the Carnic Alps and the Dinaric Alps, rising to 9,396 ft (2,864 m) in Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. The forested, glacier-scoured region is a popular resort area.
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Julian Alps


mountains in Yugoslavia and Italy; a southern branch of the Eastern Alps. The Julian Alps measure approximately 100 km in length and rise to an elevation of 2,863 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Yugoslavia. They are composed mainly of limestones and also have karst landscapes. Broad-leaved and coniferous forests are found to elevations of 1,800–1,900 m, and mountain meadows occur at higher elevations. Triglav National Park is located in the Julian Alps.

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