|Elevation||2,651 m (8,698 ft)|
|Native name||French: Alpes Ligures, Italian: Alpi Liguri|
|Countries||Italy and France|
|Region, Région||Piedmont, Liguria and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur|
|Borders on||Apennines and Maritime Alps|
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 valleyseparate them from the Maritime Alps. They form the border between Piedmont in the north and Liguria in the south.
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.
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) the maximum elevation is 1739 m (Monte Armetta).
|Cima delle Saline||2,612||8,567|
|Cima della Fascia||2,495||8186|
|Cima di Pertegà||2,404||7,887|
|Bric Costa Rossa||2,403||7,884|
|Cime de Missun||2,255||7726|
|Monte della Guardia||1,658||5,440|
|Rocca delle Penne||1,501||4,925|
|Monte Carmo di Loano||1,389||4,555|
Some important passes in the Ligurian Alps are listed below.
|Colle di Cadibona||Savona to Altare||highway||436 m (1,430 ft)|
|Colle di Melogno||Finale Ligure to Calizzano||road||1,028 m (3,373 ft)|
|Giogo di Toirano||Toirano to Bardineto||road||801 m (2,628 ft)|
|Colle Scravaion||Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena to Bardineto||road||814 m (2,671 ft)|
|Colle San Bernardo||Albenga to Garessio||road||957 m (3,140 ft)|
|Colle di Nava||Imperia to Ormea||road||934 m (3,064 ft)|
|Colle del Quazzo||Calizzano to Garessio||road||1,090 m (3,580 ft)|
|Colle San Bernardo di Mendatica||Mendatica to Triora and Colle di Nava||road||1,262 m (4,140 ft)|
|Col de Tende/Colle di Tenda||Tende to Cuneo||road||1,870 m (6,140 ft)|
|Passo della Teglia||Molini di Triora to Rezzo||road||1,385 m (4,544 ft)|
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. On the northern side of the range stands the Natural Park of Marguareis , another regional natural park established by the regional government of Piemonte in 1978.
The Maritime Alps are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps. They form the border between the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the Italian regions of Piedmont and Liguria. They are the southernmost part of the Alps.
Monte Frontè is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Alps. It is located in the province of province of Imperia. It lies at an altitude of 2,152 metres. After Monte Saccarello it is the second highest peak in the Ligurian region.
Monte Galero is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Alps. It is located in the provinces of Savona and Cuneo. It lies at an altitude of 1708 metres and, after Monte Armetta, is the second highest summit of the Ligurian Prealps.
Monte Saccarello (Italian) or Mont Saccarel (French) is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Liguria, Piedmont and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
The Punta Marguareis (It) or Pointe Marguareis (Fr) is a mountain in the Ligurian Alps, on the boundary between Italy and France; It is the highest peak of the Ligurian Alps.
The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is a long-distance waymarked hiking trail in the Italian region of Liguria. In about 440 kilometres (270 mi) and 44 day hikes, it runs through the arc formed by Ligurian Alps and Ligurian Apennines from Ventimiglia to Ceparana.
Cima Garlenda is a 2141 m mountain of the Ligurian Alps, in Italy. After Monte Saccarello and Monte Frontè it is the third Ligurian summit.
Monte Tanarello (Italian) or Mont Tanarel (French) is a 2094 metres high mountain located on the French-Italian border.
The Alpi Liguri Natural Regional Park is a natural park in Province of Imperia. It was established in 2007 by the legge regionale nr.34 of 15/11/2007.
Cima di Pertegà (Italian) or Cime de la Pertègue (French) is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
The Cime de Capoves (French) or Cima Capoves (Italian) is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, close to the French-Italian border.
Monte Bertrand (Italian) or Mont Bertrand (French) is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
The Bric Costa Rossa is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
The Cima della Fascia is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
The Monte Mongioie is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
The Monte Antoroto is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
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.
The Cima delle Saline is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
The Vermenagna is a 27.1-kilometre (16.8 mi) long river in northwestern Italy (Piedmont).
The Punta Mirauda is a mountain of the Ligurian Alps located in Piedmont.
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