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Western Beskids

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Western Beskids

The Western Beskids (Czech: Západní Beskydy; Slovak: Západné Beskydy; Polish: Beskidy Zachodnie) are a set of mountain ranges spanning the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Geologically the Western Beskids are part of the Outer Western Carpathians.

Traditionally the Western Beskids were considered part of the Beskids, a term that differs according to historical and linguistic heritage.


The Western Beskids consist of the following mountain ranges:

  • Western Beskids (Czech: Západní Beskydy)
    • Hostýn-Vsetín Mountains (Czech: Hostýnsko-vsetínská hornatina)
    • Moravian-Silesian Beskids (Czech: Moravskoslezské Beskydy, Slovak: Moravsko-sliezske Beskydy)
    • Turzovka Highlands (Slovak: Turzovská vrchovina)
    • Jablunkov Furrow (Czech: Jablunkovská brázda)
    • Rožnov Furrow (Czech: Rožnovská brázda)
    • Jablunkov Intermontane (Slovak: Jablunkovské medzihorie, Czech: Jablunkovské mezihoří)
    • Silesian Beskids (Polish: Beskid Śląski, Czech: Slezské Beskydy)
    • Żywiec Basin (Polish: Kotlina Żywiecka)
  • Polish Western Beskids (Polish: Beskidy Zachodnie or Polské Beskydy)
    • Little Beskids (Beskid Mały)
    • Maków Beskids (Beskid Makowski)
    • Island Beskids (Beskid Wyspowy)
    • Gorce Mountains (Beskidy Zachodnie)
    • Rabka Basin (?) (Kotlina Rabczańska)
    • Sącz Basin (Kotlina Sądecka)
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