The Alps of North
SituationThe watershed separating the Alps from North and of the South follows the southern limit of the Vercors, passes by the Col of Cross-High the, follows the southern peaks of the Dévoluy, passes by the Col Bayard, follows the southern peaks of the Écrins and passes by the Col of Lautaret.
This limit corresponds to the division of water between the catchment Area of the Isere and that of the Durance. It includes/understands by order of number of French department:
- the part of the Hautes-Alpes located at the north of the watershed separating the Alps from the north of the Alps of the south (05);
- the part of Vercors located in the Drome (26);
- the south-eastern half of the Isere (38);
- the Savoy by excluding the Savoyard Tectonic foreland there (which belongs to the the Jura) (73);
- the Haute-Savoie (74).
PopulationThe Alps of North are relatively populated, with broad valleys (Grésivaudan, Maurienne, Tarentaise, Vallée of Arve) and great agglomerations (Grenoble, Chambéry, Annecy, Annemasse, Albertville, Megève, Chamonix-Mount-White).
ClimateThe Alps of North undergo a mountain Climat with oceanic tendency degraded. The Isotherme zero degree average in winter is located towards: 1000 meters of altitude.
ActivitiesThe Alps of North misent especially on white tourism, but try to diversify the activities suggested, especially on average mountain.
- the Alps of the South.
External bonds and documents
- Official site
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