Moldoveanu Peak

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Vârful Moldoveanu
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Moldoveanu seen from the peak of Viștea
Highest point
Elevation 2,544 m (8,346 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,046 m (6,713 ft) [1]
Listing Country high point
Ultra
Coordinates 45°36′00″N24°44′16″E / 45.60000°N 24.73778°E / 45.60000; 24.73778 Coordinates: 45°36′00″N24°44′16″E / 45.60000°N 24.73778°E / 45.60000; 24.73778 [1]
Geography
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Vârful Moldoveanu
Location in Romania
Location Argeș County, Romania
Parent range Făgăraș Mountains, Southern Carpathians
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Moldoveanu Peak (Romanian : Vârful Moldoveanu, pronounced  [ˈvɨrful moldoˈve̯anu] ; "Moldavian Peak"), at 2,544 metres (8,346 ft), is the highest mountain peak in Romania. [2] It is located in Argeș County, in the Făgăraș Mountains of the Southern Carpathians.

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The most popular routes to reach Moldoveanu are over the Viștea Mare (2,527 metres (8,291 ft)), by paths coming from Podragu, Sâmbăta, or by the Viștea Valley.

The closest settlement on the north side is Victoria and on the south side, Câmpulung.

In December 2019, Moldoveanu was selected as the name for the star XO-1 located 536 light-years away in the constellation Corona Borealis, star that has been confirmed to host an exoplanet.

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