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Highest Mountains In Romania

The peak of Moldoveanu, rising to 8,346 feet above sea level in central Romania, is the country's highest point.

The country of Romania is a located in the southeastern region of Europe, and is often included as a member of the geopolitical community of the Balkans region. The country was a member of the Soviet Eastern Bloc until 1989, but has since joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2004 and the European Union in 2008. Despite this article being on the country's mountains, Romania is best known for its Transylvania Region with its medieval era towns, castles and of course the legend of the vampire Count Dracula.

Five Highest Mountains in Romania

5. Lespezi

The peak of Lespezi mountain is the fifth tallest point in Romania, standing at an elevation of 8,257 feet (2,516 meters) above sea level. The Lespezi mountain peak is located in Arges county. Lespezi is found in the Fagaras Mountains, which are part of the greater overall group of mountain ranges called the Southern Carpathians. The Fagaras Mountains and the Southern Carpathians both serve as its parent range.

4. Parangu Mare

The Parangua Mare mountain peak is the fourth tallest point in Romania, standing at a height of 8,264 feet (2,519 meters) above sea level. The Parangua Mare is located on the border of Gorj county and Hunedoara county. The Parangu Mare is in the Parang Mountains, which are part of the greater overall group of mountain ranges called the Southern Carpathians. The Parang Mountains and the Southern Carpathians both serve as its parent range. For tourists who wish to visit and climb the Parangu Mare peak or the areas around it there is the Agatat Shelter, Groapa Seaca Cabin or Obirsia Lotrului Cabin that they can stay in near the start of the route up the mountain.

3. Vistea Mare

The Vistea Mare mountain peak is the third tallest point in Romania, standing at an elevation of 8,291 feet (2,527 meters) above sea level. The Vistea Mare is located in Brasov county. The Vistea Mare is found in the Fagaras Mountains, which are part of the greater overall group of mountain ranges called the Southern Carpathians. The Fagaras Mountains and the Southern Carpathians both serve as its parent range. Up near the peak of Vistea Mare is the Refuge Vistea, a small hut for tourists and climbers to rest or stay the night in.

2. Negoiu

The Negoiu mountain peak is the second tallest point in Romania, standing at a height of 8,316 feet (2,534 meters) above sea level. The Negoiu mountain peak is located in Sibiu county. Negoiu is found in the Fagaras Mountains, which are part of the greater overall group of mountain ranges called the Southern Carpathians. The Fagaras Mountains and the Southern Carpathians both serve as its parent range.

1. Moldoveanu

The Moldoveanu mountain peak is the tallest point in all of Romania, standing at an elevation of 8,346 feet (2,544 meters) above sea level. The Moldoveanu mountain peak is located in Arges county. Moldoveanu is found in the Fagaras Mountains, which are part of the greater overall group of mountain ranges called the Southern Carpathians. The Fagaras Mountains and the Southern Carpathians both serve as its parent range. The summit of the peak has an honorary marker to designate it as the tallest point in the country and for tourists to see when the reach the top.

The Importance of Romania's mountains

The mountains of Romania are major destinations for international tourists, as well as native citizens of the country, to visit, and as such are an important asset of the Romanian economy. The mountains attracted locals and tourists to come climb them and experience and take in the outdoors and stunning scenic views. The mountains also provided a variety of outdoor activities for locals and tourists alike to take part in like, climbing, biking, hiking, skiing and river-rafting along the rivers that are near some mountains.

RankHighest Mountains in RomaniaElevation
1Moldoveanu
8,346 feet
2Negoiu
8,316 feet
3Vistea Mare
8,291 feet
4Parangu Mare
8,264 feet
5Lespezi
8,257 feet
6Virful Peleaga
8,232 feet
7Papusa8,228 feet
8Vanatoarea lui Buteanu
8,225 feet
9Omu of Prahova
8,225 feet
10Varful Hartopu
8,222 feet

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