|The Alps - Wikipedia|
The Alps, a very high mountain range some 200 km across, extend in an 800 km (500 mi) arc from France in the south and west to Slovenia in the east, and from Monaco in the south to Germany in the north. The peaks in the easterly portion of the range, in Austria and Slovenia, are lower than those in the central and western portions.
The natural habitats range from meadows, bogs, woodland (deciduous and coniferous) areas to soilless scree and moraines, and rock faces and ridges. The chief deciduous trees of the region are oak, beech, ash and sycamore maple. Human interference has nearly exterminated the trees in many areas, and, except for the beech forests of the Austrian Alps, forests of deciduous trees are rarely found after the extreme deforestation between the 17th and 19th centuries.
|Alps with modern borders (Wikipedia)|