Apennines


Ap·en·nines

geographical name \ˈa-pə-ˌnīnz\

Definition of APENNINES

mountain chain Italy extending the length of the peninsula — see corno (Monte)
Ap·en·nine \-ˌnīn\ adjective

Apennines

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mountain range, central Italy. It stretches some 870 mi (1,400 km) from near Savona in the northwest to Reggio di Calabria in the south, its width varying from 25 to 125 mi (40–200 km). Monte Corno is its highest peak, at 9,554 ft (2,912 m). The range is the source of most of Italy's rivers, including the Arno, Tiber, and Volturno.

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