Dinaric Alps


Dinaric Alps
a range of the Alps paralleling the E Adriatic coast from Slovenia to N Albania: extends across W Croatia, and most of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro, Yugoslavia. Highest peak, 8714 ft. (2656 m).

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Serbo-Croatian  Dinarsko Gorje , or  Dinara Planina 

      southeastern division of the Eastern Alps, running parallel to the Dalmatian (Adriatic) coast from Trieste and Slovenia south to Albania. Bounded by the Soča (Italian Isonzo) and Sava rivers (north), the Drina River (south), the Kolubara, Ibar, and Sitnica rivers (east), and the Adriatic Sea (west), the Alps rise to 8,274 ft (2,522 m) in Bobotov Kuk of Durmitor. The coast is indented with numerous natural harbours, but the limestone ranges prohibit any natural access to the agricultural hinterland. Interior basins of the range, though isolated, have both fertile soils and dense population.

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