J u r a

Jura Mountains, also called Jura,  system of ranges extending for 225 miles (360 km) in an arc on both sides of the Franco-Swiss border from the Rhône River to the Rhine. It lies mostly in Switzerland, but a good part of the western sector lies in France. The highest peaks of the Jura are in the south, in the Geneva area, and include Crêt de la Neige (5,636 feet [1,718 m]) and Le Reculet (5,633 feet [1,717 m]), both in France, and Mount Tendre and La Dôle, both more than 5,500 feet (1,680 m), in Switzerland. The Jura Mountains were named for their dense forestation, jura meaning “forest” (from the Gaulishjor, juria) but ultimately related to Slavic gora, “mountain.”

(source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

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