- Pennine Alps
other_name= _fr. Alpes valaisannes
other_name1= _de. Walliser Alpen
other_name2= _it. Alpi Pennine
region=Valais | region1=Piedmont | region2=Aosta Valley
border=Graian Alps| border1=Lepontine Alps| border2=Bernese Alps
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map_caption=Central AlpsThe Pennine Alps (also: "Valais Alps") are a
mountain rangein the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland( Valais) and Italy( Piedmontand the Aosta Valley). The Col Ferretseparates them from the Mont Blanc Massif; the Dora Balteavalley separates them from the Graian Alps; the Simplon Passseparates them from the Lepontine Alps; the Rhône valley separates them from the Bernese Alps.
Great St Bernard Tunnel, under the Great St Bernard Pass, leads from Martigny, Switzerlandto Aosta.
The chief peaks of the Pennine Alps are:
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