North Albanian Alps

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

North Albanian Alps

 

mountains on the Balkan Peninsula. The North Albanian Alps are approximately 100 km long and, at Mount Jezerce, reach an elevation of 2,692 m. They are composed primarily of limestones, dolomites, and shales. Karstic relief is common. The tributaries of the Drin River have deeply dissected the region. The North Albanian Alps have oak, beech, spruce, and pine forests, and above 1,700–1,800 m, mountain meadows. Snow remains in some areas the year round.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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