"the great spurs of the Carpathians"
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Carpathians, Romania
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCarpathians, Romania - Credit: Sem Vandekerckhove


Carpathian spurs
Creative Commons AttributionCarpathian spurs - Credit: Cristian Bortes

A spur is a lower summit on a hill or mountain, often connected to the main summit by a ridgeline.


The Carpathian Mountains stretch nearly 1000 miles across central and eastern Europe, from the Czech Republic to Romania and then down to Serbia.  The Tatra Mountains, the border between Poland and Slovakia, form part of the Carpathians.


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