Pennine Alps


Pennine Alps

Geobox|Range
name=Pennine Alps
other_name= _fr. Alpes valaisannes
other_name1= _de. Walliser Alpen
other_name2= _it. Alpi Pennine



image_caption=
country=Switzerland |country1=Italy
region=Valais | region1=Piedmont | region2=Aosta Valley
parent=Alps
border=Graian Alps| border1=Lepontine Alps| border2=Bernese Alps
length=| length_orientation=
width= | width_orientation=
geology= | period= | orogeny=
highest=Dufourspitze
highest_elevation=4634
highest_lat_d=45|highest_lat_m=56|highest_lat_s=12|highest_lat_NS=N
highest_long_d=7|highest_long_m=52|highest_long_s=00|highest_long_EW=E



map_caption=Central Alps
The Pennine Alps (also: "Valais Alps") are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland (Valais) and Italy (Piedmont and the Aosta Valley). The Col Ferret separates them from the Mont Blanc Massif; the Dora Baltea valley separates them from the Graian Alps; the Simplon Pass separates them from the Lepontine Alps; the Rhône valley separates them from the Bernese Alps.

The Italian side is drained by the rivers Dora Baltea, Sesia and Toce, tributaries of the Po. The Swiss side is drained by the Rhône River.

The Great St Bernard Tunnel, under the Great St Bernard Pass, leads from Martigny, Switzerland to Aosta.

Peaks

The chief peaks of the Pennine Alps are:

ee also

*Swiss Alps

References

*1911


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