Alps

The Alps are a range of mountains in caused by uplift in the European Plate as it is impacted by the African Plate moving north; they stretch from through , , , , , and into .
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is the highest summit of Western Europe, on the border between France and Italy. Photo: Sanchezn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between and . Photo: Thisisbossi, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The is part of the Alps and are located in at the southern end of the federal state of and continue across the border into . Photo: Dinkum, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the name for a massive international ski area that straddles the French and Swiss borders. Photo: Roland Zumbuehl, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Alps

Latitude of center
46.5° or 46° 30' north
Longitude of center
10.1° or 10° 6' east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Alpen
  • Afar: Alp tawları
  • Afrikaans: Alpe
  • Albanian: Alpet
  • Amharic: አልፕስ ተራሮች
  • Arabic: Alpes
  • Arabic: ألب
  • Arabic: الآلب
  • Arabic: الألب
  • Arabic: الب
  • Arabic: جبال الآلب
  • Arabic: جبال الألب
  • Arabic: جبال الألب السويسرية
  • Arabic: سلسلة جبال الألب
  • Aragonese: Alpes
  • Armenian: Ալպեր
  • Arpitan: Arpes
  • Arpitan: Ârpes
  • Assamese: এল্পছ
  • Asturian: Alpes
  • Awadhi: आल्प्स
  • Azerbaijani: Alp dağları
  • Bashkir: Альптар
  • Bashkir: Альп тауҙары
  • Basque: Alpeak
  • Bavarian: Oipn
  • Belarusian: Альпы
  • Bengali: আল্পস পর্বতমালা
  • Bhojpuri: आल्प्स
  • Bosnian: Alpe
  • Bosnian: Alpi
  • Breton: Alpoù
  • Bulgarian: Алпи
  • Burmese: အယ်လ်ပ် တောင်တန်း
  • Burmese: အဲ့လပတောင်တန်း
  • Catalan: Alps
  • Central Kurdish: ئەڵپ
  • Chechen: Альпаш
  • Chinese: Alpes
  • Chinese: 阿伊卑斯
  • Chinese: 阿尔卑斯
  • Chinese: 阿尔卑斯山
  • Chinese: 阿爾卑斯山
  • Chinese: 阿爾卑斯山脈
  • Cornish: Alpow
  • Croatian: Alpe
  • Czech: Alpy
  • Danish: Alperne
  • Dutch: Alpen
  • Dutch: Alpengebied
  • Eastern Mari: Альп
  • Egyptian Arabic: الب
  • English: Alpeia
  • English: Alpeis
  • English: Alpine
  • English: Central European Alps
  • English: European Alps
  • Esperanto: Alpoj
  • Esperanto: Eŭropaj Alpoj
  • Estonian: Alpid
  • Faroese: Alpurnar
  • Fiji Hindi: Alps
  • Finnish: Alpit
  • French: Alpes
  • Friulian: Alps
  • Galician: Alpes
  • Gan Chinese: 阿爾卑斯山
  • Georgian: ალპები
  • German: Alpen
  • Greek: Άλπεις
  • Guarani: Áype
  • Guianese Creole French: Alp
  • Gujarati: આલ્પ્સ પર્વતમાળા
  • Hakka Chinese: Â-ngì-pî-sṳ̂ sân
  • Hausa: Alpes sân
  • Hausa: ʻAlepa
  • Hawaiian: ʻAlepa
  • Hebrew: הרי האלפים
  • Hindi: ऐल्प्स
  • Hungarian: Alpok
  • Icelandic: Alpafjöll
  • Ido: Alpi
  • Iloko: Alpes
  • Indonesian: Alpen
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Alpes
  • Interlingue: Alpes
  • Irish: Na hAlpa
  • Italian: Alpi
  • Jamaican Creole English: Alps
  • Japanese: アルプス山脈
  • Javanese: Alpen
  • Kabiyè: Alɩpʊwaa
  • Kannada: ಆಲ್ಪ್ಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Alp tawlari
  • Karachay-Balkar: Альпла
  • Kazakh: Альпі
  • Kirghiz: Альп тоолору
  • Korean: 알프스산맥
  • Kurdish: Alp
  • Ladin: Alpes
  • Lao: Alpes
  • Lao: ແອລປ໌
  • Latin: Alpes
  • Latvian: Alpi
  • Ligurian: Arpi
  • Limburgan: Alpe
  • Lingala: Alpi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Alpes
  • Lithuanian: Alpės
  • Lombard: Alp
  • Low German: Alpen
  • Lower Sorbian: Alpy
  • Luxembourgish: Alpen
  • Macedonian: Алпи
  • Malay: Banjaran Alp
  • Malay: Banjaran Alps
  • Malayalam: ആൽപ്സ്
  • Marathi: आल्प्स
  • Min Nan Chinese: Alpes
  • Minangkabau: Alpen
  • Mingrelian: ალპეფი
  • Mirandese: Alpes
  • Mongolian: Альпийн нуруу
  • Narom: Alpes
  • Neapolitan: Arpe
  • Nepali: आल्प्स
  • Nepali: एल्पस्
  • Newari: एल्पस्
  • Northern Frisian: Alpen
  • Northern Sami: Álppat
  • Norwegian: Alpene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Alpene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Alpane
  • Occitan (post 1500): Alps
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Alpis
  • Ossetian: Альпæтæ
  • Panjabi: ਐਲਪ
  • Persian: آلپ
  • Persian: کوه‌های آلپ
  • Picard: Alpes
  • Piemontese: Alp
  • Polish: Alpy
  • Portuguese: Alpes
  • Pushto: آلپ غرونه
  • Quechua: Alpikuna
  • Romanian: Alpi
  • Romanian: Munții Alpi
  • Romansh: Alps
  • Russia Buriat: Альпа
  • Russian: Альпы
  • Rusyn: Алпы
  • Samogitian: Alpės
  • Sardinian: Alpes
  • Saterfriesisch: Alpen
  • Scots: Alps
  • Scottish Gaelic: Alps
  • Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Alps
  • Serbian: Алпи
  • Serbo-Croatian: Alpe
  • Sicilian: Alpi
  • Sindhi: الپس جبل
  • Sinhala: ඇල්ප්ස්
  • Slovak: Alpy
  • Slovenian: Alpe
  • South Azerbaijani: آلپ داغلاری
  • Spanish: Alpes
  • Sundanese: Alpen
  • Swahili: Alpi
  • Swedish: Alperna
  • Swedish: Centraleuropeiska alperna
  • Swedish: Europeiska alperna
  • Swiss German: Alpe
  • Tagalog: Alpes
  • Tajik: Алпҳо
  • Tajik: Кӯҳҳои Алп
  • Tamil: ஆல்ப்ஸ்
  • Tatar: Альп таулары
  • Telugu: ఆల్ప్స్ పర్వతాలు
  • Thai: เทือกเขาแอลป์
  • Tosk Albanian: Alpen
  • Turkish: Alpler
  • Turkmen: Alplar
  • Uighur: ئالپ تاغلىرى
  • Ukrainian: Альпи
  • Upper Sorbian: Alpy
  • Urdu: الپس
  • Uzbek: Alplar
  • Venetian: Alpe
  • Veps: Al'pad
  • Vietnamese: Anpơ
  • Võro: Alpiq
  • Waray (Philippines): Alpes
  • Welsh: Alpau
  • Western Frisian: Alpen
  • Western Panjabi: الپس
  • Wu Chinese: 阿尔卑斯山
  • Yakut: Альпа хайалара
  • Yakut: Альптар
  • Yiddish: אלפן
  • Yue Chinese: Alpe
  • Yue Chinese: Alpen
  • Yue Chinese: Alpes
  • Yue Chinese: Alpi
  • Yue Chinese: Alps
  • Yue Chinese: 阿爾卑斯山
  • Èlp
  • ऐल्प्स पर्वतमाला

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