|Alps Cjargnelis (Friulian)|
Karnische Alpen (German)
Alpi Carniche (Italian)
Karnijske Alpe (Slovene)
|Elevation||2,782 m (9,127 ft)|
|Coordinates||46°36′N 12°53′E / 46.600°N 12.883°E|
|Countries||Austria and Italy|
|Länder, Regioni||Tyrol, Carinthia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto|
|Range coordinates||46°30′N 13°00′E / 46.500°N 13.000°ECoordinates: 46°30′N 13°00′E / 46.500°N 13.000°E|
|Parent range||Southern Limestone Alps|
The Carnic Alps (Italian: Alpi Carniche; German: Karnische Alpen; Slovene: Karnijske Alpe; Friulian: Alps Cjargnelis) are a range of the Southern Limestone Alps in Austria and northeastern Italy. They are within Austrian East Tyrol and Carinthia, and Italian Friuli (Province of Udine) and marginally in Veneto.
They are named after the Roman province of Carnia, which probably has a Celtic origin.
The mountains gave their name to the stage on the geologic time scale known as Carnian, an age in the Triassic Period.
They extend from east to west for about 100 km (62 mi) between the Gail River, a tributary of the Drava and the Tagliamento, forming the border between Austria and Italy.
|The Carnic Alps are divided into two distinct areas:
In the Carnic Alps is the southernmost glacier in Austria, the Eiskar, nestling in the Kellerwand massif.
Among the most important mountains of the range are:
The chief passes of the Carnic Alps are: