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Southern Carpathians
Romanian: Carpații Meridionali
Negoiu Peak (2535m)
Highest point
Peak Moldoveanu
Elevation 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
Country Romania
Range coordinates 45°30′N 24°15′E / 45.500°N 24.250°E / 45.500; 24.250Coordinates: 45°30′N 24°15′E / 45.500°N 24.250°E / 45.500; 24.250
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Period Mostly Triassic

The Southern Carpathians (Romanian: Carpaţii Meridionali), also called the Transylvanian Alps, are a group of mountain ranges. They divide central and southern Romania, on one side, and Serbia, on the other side. They cover part of the Carpathian Mountains that is between the Prahova River in the east and the Timiş and Cerna rivers in the west. To the south they are bounded by the Balkan mountain range of Serbia.

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