Saint-Gotthard Massif

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Saint-Gotthard Massif
German: Gotthardmassiv
Pizzo Rotondo.jpg
Pizzo Rotondo
Highest point
Peak Pizzo Rotondo
Elevation 3,192 m (10,472 ft)
Dimensions
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Geography
Gotthard-Gruppe.png
Country Switzerland
Cantons
Parent range Lepontine Alps
Borders on Bernese Alps, Uri Alps and Glarus Alps

The Saint-Gotthard Massif (German: Gotthardmassiv or Sankt-Gotthard-Massiv) is a mountain range in the Alps in Switzerland, located at the border of four cantons: Valais, Ticino, Uri and Graubünden. It is delimited by the Nufenen Pass on the west, by the Furka Pass and the Oberalp Pass on the north and by the Lukmanier Pass on the east. The homonymous Gotthard Pass, lying at the heart of the massif, is the main route from north to south (excluding tunnels).

Peaks

The highest peaks of the massif are Pizzo Rotondo[1] (3,192 m) in the southwest, Pizzo Centrale (2,999 m) near the centre and Piz Gannaretsch (3,040 m) in the northeast. There is no peak named Saint-Gotthard.

Tunnels

There are three long tunnels traversing the Saint-Gotthard Massif:

References

  1. ^ Karl Baedeker, Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol, 1911, p. 154

Coordinates: 46°38′28″N 8°25′06″E / 46.64111°N 8.41833°E / 46.64111; 8.41833


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