|Regions||Rhône-Alpes, Franche-Comté, Vaud, Canton of Neuchâtel, Canton of Jura|
|Highest point||Crêt de la Neige|
|- elevation||1,720 m (5,643 ft)|
The Jura Mountains are a small mountain range located north of the Alps, separating the Rhine and Rhone rivers and forming part of the watershed of each. In Greek mythology, Lelex was a King of Laconia (then named Lelegia Le Crêt de la Neige is the highest peak in the Jura mountains and the department of Ain in France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Rhône-Alpes ( Franco-Provençal: Rôno-Arpes; Occitan: Ròse Aups) is one of the 26 regions of France, located on the Franche-Comté ( Franc-Comtois: Fràntche-Comté; Franco-Provençal: Franche-Comtât) the former "Free County" of Burgundy The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the Neuchâtel (Canton de Neuchâtel Kanton Neuenburg is a canton of western Switzerland. The Republic and Canton of the Jura (République et Canton du Jura also known as the Canton of Jura or Canton Jura, is one of the Cantons of Switzerland Le Crêt de la Neige is the highest peak in the Jura mountains and the department of Ain in France. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. A drainage divide, water divide, divide or (outside North America) watershed is the line separating neighbouring Drainage basins The mountain range is located in France, Switzerland, and Germany. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
In France, it covers essentially the region of Franche-Comté, stretching south to the region of Rhône-Alpes east of the department of Ain, where the range reaches its peak at Le Crêt de la Neige. Franche-Comté ( Franc-Comtois: Fràntche-Comté; Franco-Provençal: Franche-Comtât) the former "Free County" of Burgundy Rhône-Alpes ( Franco-Provençal: Rôno-Arpes; Occitan: Ròse Aups) is one of the 26 regions of France, located on the Ain (ɛ̃ Arpitan: En) is a department named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France. Le Crêt de la Neige is the highest peak in the Jura mountains and the department of Ain in France. The southern end of the French Jura is in the northwest of the department of Savoie. Savoie ( Arpitan: Savouè d’Avâl) is a French department located in the Rhône-Alpes ( Rôno-Arpes The north end is in the very south of Alsace. Alsace (Alsace alzas Alsatian and Elsass pre-1996 German: Elsaß; Alsatia is one of the 26 Regions of France, located on the eastern
In Switzerland, the range covers the western border with France in the cantons of Basel, Solothurn, Jura, Bern, Neuchâtel, and Vaud. "Basilia" redirects here For the Fly Genus, see Basilia (fly. The city of Solothurn ( German:, Soleure Soletta is the Capital of the Canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. The Republic and Canton of the Jura (République et Canton du Jura also known as the Canton of Jura or Canton Jura, is one of the Cantons of Switzerland The Swiss Canton of Berne is Bilingual (Kanton Bern Canton de Berne and has a population of about 958000 Neuchâtel ( literally: New Castle in Old French) is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel on Lake The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the The Swiss Jura has been industrialized since the 18th century and was a major center of the watch-making industry. Therefore, there are relatively large cities at very high altitudes, such as La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, and Sainte-Croix. La Chaux-de-Fonds is the capital city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Le Locle is a municipality in the district of Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Sainte-Croix is a municipality in the district of Grandson in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. This area has had a marked decline in population since about 1960.
In Germany, the Jura is lower in altitude, stretching into Bavaria in the Swabian and Franconian plateaus. Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12 Swabia, Suabia, or Svebia ( German: Schwaben, Schwabenland or Ländle) is both a historic and linguistic Franconia (Franken is a historic region of Germany comprising the northern parts of the modern state of Bavaria and the area to its immediate west
The mountain range has given its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss canton of Jura, and the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale. Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not to be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura The Jurassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about Ma (million years ago to  Ma that is from the end of the Triassic to the beginning The geologic time scale is a chronologic schema (or idealized Model) relating Stratigraphy to time that is used by Geologists and other
The Jura Mountains are a distinct physiographic province of the larger Central European Uplands division.
The range is being continually built up and decreasing in size by mountain building, accommodating the compression from alpine folding as the main Alpine orogenic front moves roughly northwards. Orogeny (Greek for "mountain generating" is the process of natural Mountain building and may be studied as a tectonic structural event as a geographical event and The deformation becomes less pervasive away from the younger, more active Alpine mountain building.
The folds comprise three major (lithological units) bands of building evidenced dated roughly by era: the Malm, Dogger, and Lias (part of the Jurassic Geologic period). In Geology, petrology (from Greek πέτρα petra, rock and λόγος logos, knowledge is the study of rocks and the conditions on which An era is a commonly used word for long period of time When used in science for example geology eras denote clearly defined periods of time of arbitrary but well defined The Late Jurassic (or Malm) Epoch of the Jurassic Period is the unit of geologic time from 161 The Middle Jurassic, called the Dogger in the European system of classification is the second epoch of the Jurassic Period. For general context see Jurassic. The Early Jurassic (in geology referred to as the Lower Jurassic, originally (and still in Europe the The Jurassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about Ma (million years ago to  Ma that is from the end of the Triassic to the beginning Each era of folding represents effects on a previously shallow marine environment as evidenced by beds with particular carbonate sequences, containing abundant bioclasts and oolitic divisions between layers (called horizons). Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of Calcium carbonate ( Ca[[carbon C]] O 3 Bioclasts are skeletal fragments of marine or land organisms that are found in sedimentary rocks laid down in a marine environment&mdashespecially limestone varieties some of which take Oolite ( egg stone) is a Sedimentary rock formed from Ooids spherical grains composed of concentric layers
Structurally, the Jura consists of a sequence of folds, the formation of which is facilitated by an evaporitic decollement layer. Evaporites (iˈvæpəraɪt are water-soluble Mineral sediments that result from the Evaporation of bodies of surficial Water. A décollement horizon is a Tectonic surface that acts as a gliding plane between two masses in a Thrust fault relationship The box folds are still relatively young, and this is evident in that they define the shape of the overlying landscape, meaning that they have not existed long enough to experience erosion and thus are evidence of recent mountain building. Landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land including physical elements such as Landforms living elements of flora and fauna abstract elements such as lighting Erosion is the carrying away or displacement of solids ( Sediment, Soil, rock and other particles usually by the agents of currents such as wind
The highest peak in the Jura range is Le Crêt de la Neige at 1,720 meters (5,643 feet), although previously it was believed to be 1,717. 6 meters (5,635 feet). This could be caused by constant Tectonic Plate movements making such mountain ranges go higher.