Eastern Alps

Eastern Alps is the name given to the eastern half of the Alps, usually defined as the area east of a line from Lake Constance and the Alpine Rhine valley up to the Splügen Pass at the Alpine divide and down the Liro River to Lake Como in the south. The peaks and mountain passes are lower than the Western Alps, while the range itself is broader and less arched.

Eastern Alps
Piz Bernina (centre-left) with the Biancograt to the left, Piz Scerscen (centre-right) and Piz Roseg (right), seen from Piz Corvatsch
Highest point
PeakPiz Bernina
Elevation4,049 m (13,284 ft)
Coordinates46°22′56.6″N 9°54′29.2″E
Area130,000 km2 (50,000 sq mi)[1]
Delimitation of Western and Eastern Alps
CountriesSwitzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy and Slovenia
Range coordinates46°34.5′N 12°13.9′E
Parent rangeAlps
Borders onWienerwald, Transdanubian hills, Dinaric Alps, Venetian Plain, Po plain and Western Alps
OrogenyAlpine orogeny