Western Beskids


The Western Beskids (Czech: Západní Beskydy; Slovak: Západné Beskydy; Polish: Beskidy Zachodnie; German: Westbeskiden) are a set of mountain ranges spanning the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Geologically the Western Beskids are part of the Outer Western Carpathians.

Western Beskids
Highest point
PeakLysá hora
Elevation1,323 m (4,341 ft)
Coordinates49°32′45″N 18°26′51″E
Naming
Native nameZápadní Beskydy (cs)
Beskidy Zachodnie (pl)
Geography
CountriesCzech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
RegionsMoravia, Czech Silesia and Lesser Poland
Parent rangeOuter Western Carpathians
Borders onWest Beskidian Foothills, Slovak-Moravian Carpathians, Central Beskids, Podhale-Magura Area, Central Beskidian Piedmont and Lower Beskids

Traditionally the Western Beskids were considered part of the Beskids, a term that differs according to historical and linguistic heritage.

Subdivision


Western section of Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with E
Northern section of Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with F
Central section of the Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with G
Eastern section of the Western Beskids, marked in red and labeled with H

The Western Beskids consist of the following mountain ranges:

  • Western section of the Western Beskids:
    • Hostýn-Vsetín Mountains (Czech: Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina) → e1
    • Moravian-Silesian Beskids (Czech: Moravskoslezské Beskydy, Slovak: Moravsko-sliezske Beskydy) → e2
    • Turzovka Highlands (Slovak: Turzovská vrchovina) → e3
    • Jablunkov Furrow (Czech: Jablunkovská brázda) → e4
    • Rožnov Furrow (Czech: Rožnovská brázda) → e5
    • Jablunkov Intermontane (Slovak: Jablunkovské medzihorie, Czech: Jablunkovské mezihoří) → e6
    • Silesian Beskids (Polish: Beskid Śląski, Czech: Slezské Beskydy) → e7
    • Żywiec Basin (Polish: Kotlina Żywiecka) → e8
  • Central section of the Western Beskids:
    • Orava Beskids (SK: Oravské Beskydy) + Żywiec Beskids (PL: Beskid Żywiecki) (the older SK equivalent of Beskid Zywiecki is "Slovenské Beskydy" - Slovak Beskids or "Kysucko-oravské Beskydy" - Kysuce-Orava Beskids) → g1
    • Kysuce Beskids (SK: Kysucké Beskydy) +Żywiec Beskids (PL: Beskid Żywiecki) (the older SK equivalent of Beskid Zywiecki is "Slovenské Beskydy" or "Kysucko-oravské Beskydy") → g2
    • Orava Magura (SK: Oravská Magura) → g3
    • Orava Highlands (SK: Oravská vrchovina) → g4
    • Sub-Beskidian Furrow (SK: Podbeskydská brázda) → g5
    • Sub-Beskidian Highlands (SK: Podbeskydská vrchovina) → g6

See also


Maps


Sources


  • Földvary, Gábor Z. (1988). Geology of the Carpathian Region. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company. ISBN 9789813103825.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1977). Regiony fizycznogeograficzne Polski. Warszawa: Wydawa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (1989). Problemy standaryzacji nazw geograficznych. Warszawa: Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania PWN.
  • Kondracki, Jerzy (2000) [1998]. Geografia regionalna Polski (2. ed.). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. ISBN 9788301130503.