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Carpathian Mountains

Carpathian Mountains, The, form a long curved range, chiefly in the Austrian empire. Separating Galicia from Hungary, and Moldavia from Wallachia, they form almost a semicircle, one end touching the Danube at Pressburg and the other at New Orsova, and having a length of over 800 miles. Of the two divisions the Eastern Carpathians rise to a height of 8,573 ft., and the Western, which extend along the northern boundary of Hungary, rise in the Eisthalerspitze to a height of 8,875 ft. The mountains are rich in minerals, including gold, silver, copper, iron, and quicksilver, and the sides are covered with forests, chiefly of pine and beech.