Călimani Mountains

Călimani Mountains
Pietrosu Peak, Călimani Mountains, Romania

The Călimani Mountains or Kelemen-havasok (in Hungarian) are the largest volcanic complex of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, Romania. Geologically they belong to the Căliman-Harghita Mountains group of the Inner Eastern Carpathians.

Here, signs of glaciation is evident and accessible for study.[1] Pietrosu Peak reaches a height of 7,556 feet. To the south are extinct volcanoes.[2]

The mountains are one of the protected areas of Romania.

See also


  1. ^ “Călimani” and “Kelemen” mean Clement in Romanian and Hungarian respectively, while the toponym “havasok” means in Hungarian “snowy mountains”. Zoltán Kern, Balázs Nagy, Balázs Kohán, Éva Bugya. "Glaciological Characterization of Small Palaeoglaciers from Călimani Mountains". Analele Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara, GEOGRAFIE, vol. XVI, 2006, pp. 35-44. http://www.geochem.hu/gp/Kern06Analele.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Caliman Massif (mountain range, Europe) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/89710/Caliman-Massif. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 

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