Bihor Massif

Bihor Massif

Romanian  Munții Bihorului 

      mountain massif, the highest part of the Apuseni Mountains, part of the Western Carpathians, western Romania. It is roughly 16 miles (25 km) long from northwest to southeast and 9 miles (14 km) wide. The summit is almost smooth, broken by a few peaks of harder rock. Curcubăta Mare, at 6,066 feet (1,849 m), is the highest point. A northern extension, Vlădeasa, is a volcanic range reaching 6,023 feet (1,836 m). These mountains are the source of several important rivers. The Vlădeasa spawns the Crișu Repede and the Someșu Cald in a striking gorge.

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