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Ardennes

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointHohe Acht (747 m/2451 ft)
CountriesBelgium (40%), France (26%), Germany (18%), Netherlands (14%), Luxembourg (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesWalloon Region (22%), Flemish Region (18%), Lorraine (12%), North Rhine-Westphalia (10%), Champagne-Ardenne (10%), Rhineland-Palatinate (7%), Noord-Brabant (6%), Zeeland (3%), Limburg (3%), Nord-Pas-de-Calais (2%), Picardie (2%), Diekirch (2%), Luxembourg (1%), Grevenmacher (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area76,422 sq km / 29,507 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent389 km / 242 mi North-South
362 km / 225 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long50° 8' N; 5° 4' E
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Map of Ardennes
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Ardennes.
North France-West Rhine AreaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Brittany HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Normandy HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         North-Central FranceLevel 4 (Sibling)
         ArdennesLevel 4
                 West Belgium AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northern ArdennesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern ArdennesLevel 5 (Child)
                 EifelLevel 5 (Child)
         Burgundy HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         HunsruckLevel 4 (Sibling)
         VosgesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         JuraLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Ardennes

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Hohe Acht7472451Eifel
2.Signal de Botrange6942277Northern Ardennes
3.Baraque de Fraiture6522139Southern Ardennes
4.Michelsberg5881929Northern Ardennes
5.Meisenberg5841916Northern Ardennes
6.Kneiff5601837Southern Ardennes
7.Buurgplaatz5591834Southern Ardennes
8.Napoléonsgaard5541818Southern Ardennes
9.Chêne Simon545+1788+Southern Ardennes
10.Ronnebësch5371762Southern Ardennes
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Hohe Acht7472451Eifel
2.Signal de Botrange6942277Northern Ardennes
3.Baraque de Fraiture6522139Southern Ardennes
4.Pottelberg157515West Belgium Area



Photos of Peaks in the Ardennes

Signal de Botrange

A tower marks the general area of Botrange, highest point in Belgium (1993-07-09).
Kneiff
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The summit stone of Kneiff, the disputed highpoint of Luxembourg, on a farm road in rural Northern Luxembourg. The other summit, Buurgplaatz is only 0.5 km away (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Buurgplaatz
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The summit of Buurgplaatz, arguably the highest peak in Luxembourg. Its rival to the illustrious claim, Kneiff, lies 0.5 km away along route 7 (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Vaalserberg
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The roof of the Netherlands, Vaalserberg, and tower behind to mark the tripoint (called Drielandenpunt) of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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