The Carpathian Mountains form a 932 mile (1,500km) long range in Central and Eastern Europe. They stretch west to east in an arc from the Czech Republic to Romania. The Tatra range between Slovakia and Poland is a national park and has several peaks above 2,400 metres. More than half of the Carpathian range lies in Romania, where spruce forests are home to brown bears, wolves and lynxes.
See also the the Little Carpathian Mountains.