2. Analyze the Alpine region of Austria – 2/3 of the country:
a) Central parts of crystalline ridges – the Central Alps
here the timberline is much higher than in other Austrian mountain regions, especially in the Tyrol (Oetztal Alps above Sölden) and in East Tyrol
b) North of Inn and Enns valleys the northern Limestone Alps – rugged mountain rigdes form a belt of sharp peaks in the West (Tyrol, Salzburg) and barren high plateaus in the East (Lower Austria). Steep cliffs and sloping masses of detritus prevail. Deeply incised valleys of varying width are typical.
c) The foothills of the Alps in the north are hilly slopes of sandstone mountains (silicate bedrock) that do not exceed 1500m.
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