SILA , a mountainous
See also:district of
See also:Calabria, Italy, to the E. of
See also:Cosenza, extending for some 37 M . N. to S. and 25 M . E. to W . The name goes back to the Greek
See also:period, and then probably belonged to a larger extension of territory than at
See also:present . In
See also:ancient times these mountains supplied
See also:timber to the Greeks for
See also:shipbuilding, the forests have given way to pastures to some extent; but a
See also:part of them, which belongs to the state, is maintained . Geologically these mountains, which consist of granite,
See also:gneiss and
See also:mica schist, are the
See also:oldest portion of the
See also:Italian peninsula; their culminating point is the Botte Donato (6330 ft.), and they are not
See also:free of
See also:snow until the
See also:spring . They are very rarely explored by travellers .
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