Ukrainian Carpathians

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ukrainian Carpathians

 

the northern part of the Eastern Carpathians, which extend 280 km in the Ukraine through L’vov, Ivano-Frankovsk, Transcarpathian, and Chernovtsy oblasts. The highest point is Mount Goverla, with an elevation of 2,061 m. The slopes of the mountains are covered with mixed and dark coniferous forests, with beech forests in the lower zone. The mountain meadows of the upper zone, locally called poloniny, are used as summer pastures. The mountains have deposits of petroleum, natural gas, brown coal, sulfur, ozokerite, and rock and potassium salt.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Demediuk, N.S.: 1983, Poverkhnosti vyravnivania Ukrainskikh Karpat i ikh predgorii (Planation surfaces in the Ukrainian Carpathians and in their promontories), Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho- Balcanica, 16, 3-14.

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