SUPER ALPINE

The Alps

The Alps form part of Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Switzerland. It is only Switzerland and Austria that can be considered true Alpine countries. Stretching some 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) across those countries and more than 300 kilometres (180 miles) wide at their broadest point between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and Verona, Italy, the Alps cover more than 190,000 square kilometres (73,000 square miles).

The six main countries in the Alpine region are Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. Two principalities also also in the region - Liechtenstein and Monaco.

Area 190,700 km2
Length 1,200 kilometres
Width 300 kilometres
Population 14.2 million




Surface area and population

Surface area of the countries in the Alpine region and population residing there 1

Surface area of countries in the Alpine region
Surface area of countries in the Alpine region
Population of countries in the Alpine region
Population of countries in the Alpine region

Country Surface area Population
Austria 28.7% 23.3%
Italy 27.3% 30.6%
France 21.4% 18.8%
Switzerland 13.2% 13.6%
Germany 5.8% 10.4%
Slovenia 3.5% 2.7%
Liechtenstein 0.08% 0.3%
Monaco 0.001% 0.3%




Most populated cities

Cities in the Alpine region with over 100,000 inhabitants 2

Cities in the Alpine region with over 100,000 inhabitants
1 Grenoble, France 162,780
2 Innsbruck, Austria 132,236
3 Trento, Italy 117,417
4 Bolzano, Italy 106,951




Highest mountain in the Alps

The ten highest peaks in the Alpine region

Highest mountains in the Alps

  Height (metres) Region Country First Ascent
Mont Blanc 4808 Haute-Savoie / Aosta Valley France / Italy 1786
Monte Rosa / Dufourspitze 4634 Valais / Piedmont Switzerland 1855
Dom 4545 Valais Switzerland 1858
Lyskamm 4533 Valais / Aosta Valley Switzerland / Italy 1861
Weisshorn 4506 Valais Switzerland 1861
Matterhorn 4478 Valais / Aosta Valley Switzerland / Italy 1865<
Dent Blanche 4357 Valais Switzerland 1862
Grand Combin 4314 Valais Switzerland 1859
Finsteraarhorn 4274 Bern / Valais Switzerland 1829

  1. Alpine Convention - https://www.alpconv.org/en/home/organisation/contracting-parties/
  2. Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alps