Świętokrzyskie Mountains Poland Poland, Kielce

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Świętokrzyskie Mountains

The Świętokrzyskie Mountains (Polish: Góry Świętokrzyskie, IPA, Holy Cross Mountains) are a mountain range in central Poland, near the city of Kielce. The Świętokrzyskie Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in Europe, and the highest between the Sudetes and the Ural Mountains. The mountain range comprises several lesser ranges, the highest of which is Łysogóry (literally "Bald Mountains"). The two highest peaks are Łysica, 612 m (2008 ft), and Łysa Góra, 593 m (1946 ft). Together with the Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska, the mountains form a region called the Lesser-Poland Upland (Wyżyna Małopolska). They cover an area of 1684 km² (650 mi²). The approximate location is 50°53′N 20°55′E.