West Beskids

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West Beskids

 

a group of discontinuous medium-altitude mountain massifs and ridges in the western part of the Western Carpathians in Poland and Czechoslovakia. They are approximately 250 km long, with heights to 1,725 m (Babia Gora). They are composed mostly of Cenozoic sandstone and shale. The summits are usually flat. The lower slopes are covered with beech and sprucefir forests; above these, sub-alpine meadows are found. There are oil deposits on the northern slopes.

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