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The Alps (French: Alpes; German: Alpen; Italian: Alpi; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe) is the name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west. The word "Alps" was taken via French from Latin Alpes (meaning "the Alps"), which may be influenced by the Latin words albus (white) or altus (high) or more likely a Latin rendering of a Celtic or Ligurian original.

The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 4,808 metres (15,774 ft), on the Italian-French border. All the main peaks of the Alps can be found in the list of mountains of the Alps and list of Alpine peaks by prominence.

The Alps are generally divided into the Western Alps and the Eastern Alps. The division is along the line between Lake Constance and Lake Como, following the Rhine. The Western Alps are higher, but their central chain is shorter and curved; they are located in Italy, France and Switzerland. The Eastern Alps (main ridge system elongated and broad) belong to Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland.

The Alps are a classic example of what happens when a temperate area at lower altitude gives way to higher elevation terrain. Elevations around the world which have cold climates similar to those found in polar areas have been called alpine. A rise from sea level into the upper regions of the atmosphere causes the temperature to decrease. The effect of mountain chains on prevailing winds is to carry warm air belonging to the lower region into an upper zone, where it expands in volume at the cost of a proportionate loss of heat, often accompanied by the precipitation of moisture in the form of snow or rain.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alps
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Aradai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
You live in such a beautiful place!) I want visit you sometime :D
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TheScarletSlayer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! It's just perfect :heart:
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Toothrot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student Photographer
Beautiful scene :-)
Love the colors.. but is looks so real.. why did you put it in photomanip? Cos of strengthen/eidted colors?
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Why's this under "Photomanipulation"?
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erene Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
What a beautiful scene!
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godislove Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist
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KarenFiore Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured...[link]
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apomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
A real beauty, thanks for sharing!
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notcontrolfreaky Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Fantastic colours!
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