Maritime Alps

mountains in France and Italy

The Maritime Alps (French: Alpes Maritimes [alp maʁitim]; Italian: Alpi Marittime [ˈalpi maˈrittime]) are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps.

Maritime Alps
French: Alpes Maritimes
Italian: Alpi Marittime
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Maritime Alps
Highest point
PeakMonte Argentera
Elevation3,297 m (10,817 ft)
Coordinates44°10′45″N 7°18′18″E / 44.17917°N 7.30500°E / 44.17917; 7.30500
Geography
CountriesFrance, Italy and Monaco
Region, RégionPiedmont, Liguria
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Range coordinates44°13.9′N 7°10.6′E / 44.2317°N 7.1767°E / 44.2317; 7.1767Coordinates: 44°13.9′N 7°10.6′E / 44.2317°N 7.1767°E / 44.2317; 7.1767
Parent rangeAlps
Borders onLigurian Alps, Cottian Alps, Provence Alps and Prealps and Mediterranean Sea
Rivers
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny

They form the border between the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the Italian regions of Piedmont and Liguria. They are the southernmost part of the Alps.

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