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Definition of RHAETIAN ALPS
section of Alps E Switzerland in E Graubünden — see bernina
Segment of the central Alps located mainly in Switzerland but also extending along the Italian-Swiss and Austrian-Swiss borders. Bernina Peak, on the Italian border, is the highest point, at elevation 13,284 ft (4,049 m). In the eastern section is the Swiss National Park, founded in 1914, with an area of 65 sq mi (169 sq km); it is known for its rugged Alpine scenery and its wildlife.