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Top 10 Places To Visit In The Alps

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Where are the Alps?

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The Dynamic and Dangerous Alps | How the Earth Was Made (S1, E13) | Full Episode | History

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ALPS in 2 minutes - 10 IMPORTANT FACTS | Mountain Range |Europe - France, Switzerland | 4K UHD

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The Alps - Across Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria 4K

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries : France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. 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 4,810 m (15,781 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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