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mountain system in central Europe, extending southeast from S Poland through Czech Republic and Ukraine into NE Romania: highest peak, 8,737 ft (2,663 m)
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A major mountain system of central Europe in Slovakia, southern Poland, western Ukraine, and northeast Romania. Extending in an arc about 2,253 km (1,400 mi) long, the range links the Alps with the Balkan Mountains and is a popular year-round resort area.