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Alps versus Dinaric Alps

Author elsslots
#1 | Posted: 23 May 2008 12:52 
"The Dinaric Alps have nothing to do with the real Alps whatsoever!" someone informed me.
The English Wikipedia has them linked, the German doesn't.

Anyone good at geography?
Shall I split this connection in two?

Author evilweevil
#2 | Posted: 25 May 2008 09:11 
Most of the mountain ranges in the former Yugoslavia are comprised under the term "Dinaric Alps". There is no clear separation between them and the "real" Alps, which are generally thought to end in Slovenia (Julian Alps), where the Dinaric Alps start. I have never seen the Dinaric Alps regarded as part of the Alps, so I would say you should separate the two. After all, there are mountain ranges in Australia and New Zealand which are also called "Alps", but which don't fit in here. Also, there are eight countries which are usually considered to be "Alpine nations", and none of them are south of Slovenia.

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