Being part of the mountainous system of the Eastern Carpathians, they are situated in the west of Ukraine, namely, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Trans-Carpathian and Chernivtsi regions.

The Ukrainian part of the mountains stretches for 280 km, its width is over 110 km, and the total area is over 24 thousand sq. km. Ridges divided by elongated hollows and separated by deep cross-valleys run from north-west to south-east.

The mountains here have no rocky ledge. There are many mountain valleys in the Ukrainian Carpathians; this part of the mountain is higher than 1400 m and has no forests on it. Bilberry and blueberry grow on the plateau. A bit lower on the slopes blackberry brushwood can be seen.

The main part of the Carpathian Mountains is covered with pine and beech forests. In addition to fir- and beech trees, oak-, hornbeam-, pine-, larch-, alder-, sweet-cherry- and nut trees grow in the Carpathians; it is interesting to know that yew trees can live for about a thousand years. The Carpathian mountain system is quite original due to the fact that wildwoods, unique for the Central Europe, survived here.

The Ukrainian Carpathians are classified into several small ranges: Chornohivskyi, Maramoroskyi, Horhanskyi and Svydovetskyi.

The highest mount of the mountainous system is Hoverla – 2061 meters.

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