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Fagaras Mountains, Romania

April 4th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Făgăraş Mountains are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania. The highest peaks are Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Viştea Mare (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Vânătoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), and Dara (2501 m). They are bordered in the north by the Făgăraş Depression, through which the Olt river flows, and in the west by the Olt Valley (Valea Oltului). The city Făgăraş lies north of the mountains. The most important city in the area is Sibiu.

A road called the Transfăgărăşan is constructed across the Făgăraş Mountains.

Bâlea (2034 m, 46,508 m², 11.35 m deep) is one of the many glacier lakes in the Făgăraş Mountains. Other lakes: Podragu (2140 m, 28,550 m²), Urlea (2170 m, 20,150 m²), Capra (2230 m, 18,340 m²).

The Făgăraş Mountains are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination in Romania.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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