A range of the northwest Balkan Peninsula extending about 645 km (400 mi) along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Montenegro. The partially submerged western part of the system forms numerous islands along the coastline.
Range of the E Alps, extending from Croatia through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, & N Albania: highest peak, c. 8,800 ft (2,682 m)
Dinaric-alps Sentence Examples
The province of Croatia-Slavonia belongs mostly to the Karst region, and is traversed by the Dinaric Alps.
ADRIATIC SEA (ancient Adria or Hadria), an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating Italy from the Austro-Hungarian, Montenegrin and Albanian littorals, and the system of the Apennine mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges.
- The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy is traversed by the great belt of folded beds which constitutes the Alps and the Carpathians; a secondary branch proceeding from the main belt runs along the Adriatic coast and forms the Julian and Dinaric Alps.
To the north-east of the Dinaric Alps extends a region of mountain, moor and forest, with deeply sunk alluvial basins, which finally expand into the lowlands of the Posavina, or Vale of the Save, forming the southernmost fringe of the Hungarian Alfold.
The other mountain-systems display great complexity of formation; beginning with the Dinaric Alps and the parallel ranges of Bosnia, they run, as a rule, from north-west to south-east; the great chain of Rhodope traverses the centre of the Peninsula, throwing out spurs towards the Black Sea and the Aegean; farther west are the lofty Shar Dagh and the mountains of Montenegro and Albania, continued by the Pindus range and the heights of Acarnania and Aetolia.