Ligurian Alps

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Ligurian Alps
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Highest point
Peak Punta Marguareis
Elevation 2,651 m (8,698 ft)
Naming
Native name French: Alpes Ligures, Italian: Alpi Liguri
Geography
Countries Italy and France
Region, Région Piedmont, Liguria and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Range coordinates 44°10′N8°5′E / 44.167°N 8.083°E / 44.167; 8.083 Coordinates: 44°10′N8°5′E / 44.167°N 8.083°E / 44.167; 8.083
Parent range Alps
Borders on Apennines and Maritime Alps
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny

The Ligurian Alps are a mountain range in northwestern Italy. A small part is located in France. They form the south-western extremity of the Alps, separated from the Apennines by the Colle di Cadibona. The Col de Tende and the Vermenagna valley [1] separate them from the Maritime Alps. They form the border between Piedmont in the north and Liguria in the south.

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Geography

Administratively the range is divided between the Italian provinces of Cuneo, Imperia and Savona and the French department of Alpes-Maritimes (south-western slopes).

The Ligurian Alps are drained by the Tanaro River, along with other tributaries of the Po River, on the Piedmontese side, and by several smaller rivers that flow directly to the Mediterranean Sea on the Ligurian and French side.

Chief peaks and passes

Monte Antoroto in winter from Monte Grosso Monte antoroto e colla bassa da monte grosso.jpg
Monte Antoroto in winter from Monte Grosso
Summer on Monte Galero Monte Galero da ovest a sin colle san bernardo.jpg
Summer on Monte Galero

The chief peak of the Western Ligurian Alps is Punta Marguareis (2,651 m), and there are several other summits over 2000 m, while in Eastern Ligurian Alps (also called Ligurian Prealps [2] ) the maximum elevation is 1739 m (Monte Armetta).

Namemetresfeet
Punta Marguareis 2,6518,695
Monte Mongioie 2,6318,632
Cima delle Saline 2,6128,567
Cima della Fascia 2,4958186
Monte Bertrand 2,4808136
Pizzo d'Ormea2,4768,121
Cima di Pertegà 2,4047,887
Bric Costa Rossa 2,4037,884
Cime de Missun 2,2557726
Monte Besimauda2,2317,317
Monte Saccarello 2,2017,219
Punta Mirauda 2,1577077
Monte Frontè 2,1527,058
Monte Antoroto 2,1447,032
Monte Tanarello 2,0966,877
Monte Monega 1,8826,175
Bric Mindino1,8796,163
Monte Armetta 1,7395,703
Monte Galero 1,7085,602
Monte della Guardia 1,6585,440
Rocca delle Penne 1,5014,925
Monte Carmo di Loano 1,3894,555
Monte Settepani 1,3864,546
Monte Spinarda 1,3574,453
Monte Cianea 1,2264,022
Rocca Barbena 1,1423,747

Some important passes in the Ligurian Alps are listed below.

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Colle Scravaion
NameLocationTypeElevation
Colle di Cadibona Savona to Altare highway436 m (1,430 ft)
Colle di Melogno Finale Ligure to Calizzano road1,028 m (3,373 ft)
Giogo di Toirano Toirano to Bardineto road801 m (2,628 ft)
Colle Scravaion Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena to Bardineto road814 m (2,671 ft)
Colle San Bernardo Albenga to Garessio road957 m (3,140 ft)
Colle di Nava Imperia to Ormea road934 m (3,064 ft)
Colle del Quazzo Calizzano to Garessio road1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Colle San Bernardo di Mendatica Mendatica to Triora and Colle di Nava road1,262 m (4,140 ft)
Col de Tende/Colle di Tenda Tende to Cuneo road1,870 m (6,140 ft)
Passo della Teglia Molini di Triora to Rezzo road1,385 m (4,544 ft)

Conservation

Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri: Monte Fronte and Cima Garlenda Monte fronte da cima garlenda.png
Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri: Monte Frontè and Cima Garlenda

Around 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi) of the Ligurian side of the range since 2007 are part of the Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri. [3] On the northern side of the range stands the Natural Park of Marguareis , another regional natural park [4] established by the regional government of Piemonte in 1978.

See also

Maps

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Monte Galero

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Monte Saccarello

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Punta Marguareis

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Cime de Capoves

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Monte Bertrand

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Bric Costa Rossa Mountain in Italy

The Bric Costa Rossa is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

Cima della Fascia Mountain in Italy

The Cima della Fascia is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

Monte Mongioie Mountain in Italy

The Monte Mongioie is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

Monte Antoroto Mountain in Italy

The Monte Antoroto is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

Natural Park of Marguareis Nature reserve in Italy

The Natural Park of Marguareis(in Italian Parco Naturale del Marguareis) is a regional natural park of the Ligurian Alps located in the Province of Cuneo.

Cima delle Saline Mountain in Italy

The Cima delle Saline is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

Vermenagna Stream in Piedmont, Italy

The Vermenagna is a 27.1-kilometre (16.8 mi) long river in northwestern Italy (Piedmont).

Punta Mirauda Mountain in Italy

The Punta Mirauda is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.

References

  1. "Vermenagna valley". Chambra d'Oc. Retrieved 2021-02-13.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "1A1 Prealpi LIGURI". www.cailpv.bansel.it. Club Alpino Italiano of Liguria, Piedmont and Aosta Valley . Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  3. Storia del Parco, parconaturalealpiliguri.it
  4. Kürschner, Iris (2012). GTA Grande Traversata delle Alpi: Attraverso il Piemonte fino al Mediterraneo. 65 tappe. GPS (in Italian). Bergverlag Rother. p. 233. ISBN   9783763345021 . Retrieved 2020-01-21.