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Sesvenna Range
The SESVENNA ALPS are a mountain range located in the Alps
Alps
of eastern Switzerland
Switzerland
, northern Italy
Italy
and western Austria
Austria
. They are considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps
Alps
. The Sesvenna Alps
Alps
are separated from the Silvretta Alps
Alps
in the north and the Albula Alps
Alps
in the west by the Lower Engadin valley; from the Livigno Alps
Alps
in the south-west by the Ofen Pass and Val Müstair ; from the Ötztal Alps
Alps
in the east by the upper Adige
Adige
valley and the Reschen Pass
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Swiss National Park
The SWISS NATIONAL PARK (German : Schweizerischer Nationalpark; French : Parc National Suisse; Italian : Parco Nazionale Svizzero; Romansh : Parc Naziunal Svizzer) is located in the Western Rhaetian Alps , in eastern Switzerland
Switzerland
. It is within the canton of Graubünden , between Zernez , S-chanf , Scuol , and the Fuorn Pass in the Engadin valley on the border with Italy. It is part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve . CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Notable peaks * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links DESCRIPTIONIt was founded on 1 August 1914, the national holiday of Switzerland. It was one of the earliest national parks in Europe. As of 2009, it is the only National Park
National Park
in Switzerland, though there are plans to create more. It has an area of 174.2 km² and is the largest protected area of the country
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Inn River
The INN (Latin : Aenus; Romansh : En) is a river in Switzerland
Switzerland
, Austria
Austria
and Germany
Germany
. It is a right tributary of the Danube
Danube
and is 517 kilometres (321 mi) long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina , at 4,049 metres (13,284 ft). The Engadine , the valley of the En, is the only Swiss valley from which its waters ends in the Black Sea
Black Sea
(via the Danube). CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Tributaries * 2 Flow * 2.1 2013 flood * 2.1.1 2013 flood image gallery * 3 Hydroelectric power plants * 4 Image gallery * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHYThe source is located in the Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
, west of St. Moritz
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Adige
The ADIGE (Italian pronunciation: ; German : Etsch ; Venetian : Àdexe; Romansh : Adisch (help ·info ); Ladin : Adesc; Latin : Athesis; Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: Ἄθεσις) is the second longest river in Italy
Italy
after the Po , rising in the Alps
Alps
in the province of South Tyrol near the Italian border with Austria
Austria
and Switzerland
Switzerland
, flowing 410 kilometres (250 mi) through most of North-East Italy
Italy
to the Adriatic Sea . CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Ecology * 2.1 Fauna * 3 Gallery * 4 References * 5 External links DESCRIPTIONThe river sources near the Reschen Pass (1,504 metres (4,934 ft)) close to the borders with Austria
Austria
and Switzerland
Switzerland
above the Inn valley. It flows through the artificial alpine Lake Reschen
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Val Müstair
VAL MüSTAIR is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
. It was formed on 1 January 2009 through the merger of Tschierv , Fuldera , Lü , Valchava , Santa Maria Val Müstair
Müstair
and Müstair
Müstair
. CONTENTS * 1 Demographics * 2 Geography * 3 Naming convention * 4 Language * 5 Heritage sites of national significance * 6 Weather * 7 Tourism * 8 Notes and references * 9 See also * 10 External links DEMOGRAPHICSVal Müstair
Müstair
has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 1,539. GEOGRAPHYThe Val Müstair
Müstair
(German : Münstertal, Italian : Val Monastero) is a mountain valley in the Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps

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Ofen Pass
FUORN PASS or OFEN PASS (Romansh : Pass dal Fuorn, German : Ofenpass, Italian : Passo del Forno) (el. 2149 m.) is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in Switzerland
Switzerland
. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails. It connects Zernez in the Engadin
Engadin
valley with Val Müstair
Val Müstair
, crossing the (only) Swiss National Park
Swiss National Park
in Switzerland. It was here that a brown bear (Ursus arctos) was seen and photographed in July 2005 - the first sighting of a wild bear in Switzerland
Switzerland
since 1923 In 2004, the biggest Honey fungus spotted in Europe was found near the Pass. The fungus is about 1,000 years old and its diameter is estimated at 500 to 800 meters
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Ankogel Group
The ANKOGEL GROUP (German : Ankogelgruppe) is a sub-group of the Central Eastern Alps
Eastern Alps

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Mountain Pass
A MOUNTAIN PASS is a route through a mountain range or over a ridge . Since many of the world's mountain ranges have presented formidable barriers to travel, passes have been important since before recorded history , and have played a key role in trade, war, and migration. At lower elevations it may be called a HILL PASS. The highest vehicle-accessible pass in the world appears to be Mana Pass
Mana Pass
, located in the Himalayas
Himalayas
on the border between India
India
and Tibet
Tibet
. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Synonyms * 3 Around the world * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEW A mountain pass as it appears on a contour map: Bwlch Maesgwm in Snowdonia , north Wales
Wales
, United Kingdom. Mountain passes make use of a gap , saddle or col (also sometimes a notch , the low point in a ridge)
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Zernez
ZERNEZ is a village and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Lavin and Susch merged into the municipality of Zernez. Zernez
Zernez
is a major node in the regional road network, with roads leading into the Upper Engadine and towards Italy
Italy
, the Lower Engadine and towards Austria
Austria
, over the Fuorn Pass
Fuorn Pass
into the Val Mustair and over the Flüela Pass . Zernez
Zernez
is the center for visitors of the Swiss National Park (Romansh : Parc Naziunal)
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Taufers Im Münstertal
TAUFERS IM MüNSTERTAL (German pronunciation: ; Italian : Tubre ; Romansh : Tuer) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol
South Tyrol
in northern Italy
Italy
, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of the city of Bolzano
Bolzano
, on the border with Switzerland
Switzerland
. CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Frazioni * 2 History * 2.1 Coat-of-arms * 3 Society * 3.1 Linguistic distribution * 3.2 Demographic evolution * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYAs of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 964 and an area of 45.8 square kilometres (17.7 sq mi)
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Sent
SENT is a former municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden
Canton of Graubünden
. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Ardez , Guarda , Tarasp
Tarasp
, Ftan and Sent
Sent
merged into the municipality of Scuol
Scuol
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Languages * 5 Notable residents * 6 References HISTORY Sent
Sent
is first mentioned in 930 when King Henry the Fowler
Henry the Fowler
sent the Ramosch priest Hartpert to the church in vicus Sindes. It is unclear whether he meant the Church of St. Peter or St. Lorenz. Until the end of the 19th Century it had the highest population of any village in the Engadin
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Mals
MALS (German pronunciation: ; Italian : Malles Venosta ) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol
South Tyrol
in northern Italy
Italy
, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bolzano
Bolzano
, on the border with Switzerland
Switzerland
and Austria
Austria
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Coat-of-arms * 2 Geography * 2.1 Frazioni * 2.2 Climate and Temperature * 3 Transportation * 4 Society * 4.1 Linguistic distribution * 4.2 Demographic evolution * 5 Gallery * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYCOAT-OF-ARMSThe emblem is party per fess : the upper of gules a fess argent , at the bottom or three gules circles arranged in a triangle upside-down. It is the combination of coats of arms of the House of Austria
Austria
and Medici
Medici
. The emblem was adopted in 1928
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Engadin
The ENGADIN or ENGADINE (Romansh : Engiadina (help ·info ), German : Engadin, Italian : Engadina, French : Engadine; lit.: Valley of the Inn people) is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps
Alps
located in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in most southeastern Switzerland
Switzerland
with about 25,000 inhabitants. It follows the route of the Inn (Romansh : En) from its headwaters at Maloja Pass in the southwest running roughly northeast until the Inn flows into Austria
Austria
, one hundred kilometers downstream. The En/Inn subsequently flows at Passau
Passau
into the Donau , as the only Swiss river. The Engadine is protected by high mountain ranges on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities
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Reschen Pass
RESCHEN PASS (German : Reschenpass ; Italian : Passo di Resia ) is a mountain pass across the Main chain of the Alps
Alps
, connecting the Upper Inn Valley in the northwest with the Vinschgau
Vinschgau
region in the southeast. Since 1919 , the border between South Tyrol
South Tyrol
, Italy
Italy
and Tyrol , Austria
Austria
has approximately followed the watershed, the pass summit at a height of 1,504 metres (4,934 ft) being completely on Italian territory. CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Location * 1.2 Climate * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYLOCATIONReschen is one of the principal passes of the Alps
Alps
, located between Brenner Pass
Brenner Pass
in the east and Viamala in the west
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Alpine Club Classification Of The Eastern Alps
The ALPINE CLUB CLASSIFICATION OF THE EASTERN ALPS (German : Alpenvereinseinteilung der Ostalpen, AVE) is a common division of the Eastern Alps
Eastern Alps
into 75 mountain ranges , based on the Moriggl Classification (ME) first published in 1924 by the German and Austrian Alpine Club . The present-day division established for the German-speaking world (less Switzerland
Switzerland
) was compiled by the German , Austrian and South Tyrol Alpine Clubs and published in 1984 and is also used for the basic numbering of Alpine Club maps for mountaineering
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Mountain Range
A MOUNTAIN RANGE or HILL RANGE is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A MOUNTAIN SYSTEM or MOUNTAIN BELT is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are formed by a variety of geological processes, but most of the significant ones on Earth
Earth
are the result of plate tectonics . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are also found on many planetary mass objects in the Solar System
Solar System
and are likely a feature of most terrestrial planets . Mountain
Mountain
ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys . Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology
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