The Alps are a range of mountains in Europe caused by uplift in the European Plate as it is impacted by the African Plate moving north; they stretch from Italy through France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and into Slovenia.

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The Bavarian Alps are part of the Alps and are located in Germany at the southern end of the federal state of Bavaria and continue across the border into Austria.

The Matterhorn is one of the tallest mountains in the Alps.

Portes du Soleil is the name for a massive international ski area that straddles the French and Swiss borders.


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  • Latitude of center:  46° 30' (46.5°) north
  • Longitude of center:  10° 6' (10.1°) east
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