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Kanin (mountain)

The Kanin or Canin (Resian: Ćanen, Friulian: Mont Cjanine) is a mountain in the Julian Alps on the border of Slovenia and Italy. Its highest summit (Visoki Kanin, or Monte Canin Alto) is at 2,587 m 2,587 metres (8,488 ft)above sea level. It separates the upper Soča valley in Slovenia from the Resia valley in Italy.

On the Slovenian part of the mountain, which is part of the Bovec municipality, there is an important ski resort, the highest in the country. There is also a cave named Vrtoglavica that holds the record for having the deepest single vertical drop (pitch) of any cave on Earth at a depth of 603 metres (1,978 ft).

Mount Kanin is a strong identity symbol of the people of Resia, and several popular songs in the Resian dialect are dedicated to the mountain, which the locals call Höra ta Ćanïnawa, or simply Ćanen.


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Julian Alps

The Julian Alps (Slovene: Julijske Alpe, Italian: Alpi Giulie) are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretches from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and former Yugoslavia. They are named after Julius Caesar, who founded the municipium of Cividale del Friuli at the foot of the mountains. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park. The second highest peak Jôf di Montasio or slovenian Montaž 2755 m lies in neighbouring Italy.

Julian Alps cover an estimated 4400 km² (of which 1542 km² lies in Slovenia). They are located between Sava valley and Kanalska Dolina. They are divided into Eastern and Western Julian Alps.