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Monte San Petrone massif


Dec 17, 2021

The Monte San Petrone massif (French: Massif du Monte San Petrone) is a chain of mountains in the northeast of the island of Corsica, France. It takes its name from Monte San Petrone, the highest peak.

Monte San Petrone massif

Ampugnani valley and the San Petrone peak
Highest point
Peak Monte San Petrone
Elevation 1,731 m (5,679 ft)


Location Haute-Corse, Corsica, France

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The Monte San Petrone massif is the highest of the three medium mountain massifs in Corsica. Its highest point is Monte San Petrone with its 1,767 metres (5,797 ft) height. It is located to the east of the Monte Cinto massif.[1] Roughly corresponding to the Castagniccia region, it is the southern part of the Corse schisteuse or Corse alpine.[2] To the east it borders the coastal plain and the Tyrrhenian Sea. To the southwest it is separated from the Monte Rotondo and Monte Renoso massifs by the valley of the Tavignano river. To the northwest it is separated from the Monte Cinto and Monte Astu massifs by the valley of the Golo river.

The main peaks are,

Name Elevation Prominence
meters feet meters feet
San Petrone 1,767 5,797 0 0
Les Caldane 1,731 5,679 0 0
Piano Maggiore 1,581 5,187 0 0
Olmelli 1,285 4,216 0 0
Sant’Angelo 1,218 3,996 0 0
Punta Cervio 1,189 3,901 0 0
Negrine 1,133 3,717 0 0
Sant’Appiano 1,093 3,586 0 0

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