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Alps: Major mountain range system in Central Europe
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, and stretch approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries : France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. The Alpine arch generally extends from Nice on the western Mediterranean to Trieste on the Adriatic and Vienna at the beginning of the Pannonian basin. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,809 m (15,778 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps. The Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 metres (13,000 ft).

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Drivers to Switzerland's scenic south stopped by police in virus crackdown

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Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

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Plane left entangled in ski lift cables in Italian Alps after crash

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Skiers crushed by Alps avalanche after slopes were deemed safe to reopen

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Italian police release videos of mid-air crash over Alps

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