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Pindus

(pĭn`dəs), Gr. Píndhos, chief mountain range of Greece, extending c.100 mi (160 km) S from the Albanian border through NW Greece. Mt. Smólikas (8,650 ft/2,637 m) is the highest peak. The Pindus are a continuation of the Dinaric Alps but have a lower limestone content than the Dinarics. The steep western slopes of the Pindus intercept moist westerly winds, causing a rain shadow on the gently sloping eastern side. The sparsely populated range is rich in timber and in wildlife.
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Pindus

 

mountains in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula, in Greece; the northern foothills are in Albania. Length, approximately 200 km; elevations, to 2,637 m (Mount Smolikas). The Pindus Mountains are composed primarily of limestones and flysch and consist of several ranges separated by deep river valleys. On the slopes there are subtropical shrubs and broad-leaved and coniferous forests.

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Pindus

a mountain range in central Greece between Epirus and Thessaly. Highest peak: Mount Smólikas, 2633 m (8639 ft.)
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