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Harz (härts), mountain range, northern Germany, extending c.60 mi (100 km) between the Elbe and Leine rivers. The rugged mountains were once densely forested. They culminate in Brocken peak (3,747 ft/1,142 m high). The region has good waterpower potential, and intensive uranium-ore prospecting began there after World War II. The Upper Harz has extensive wastelands and a severe, rainy climate. It is noted for its mineral deposits (especially silver). Gosler, Germany, is the chief town of the region, which also has some summer resorts. The Lower Harz has a mild climate. It is an agricultural region where grains and cattle are raised. Wernigerode, Germany, is the main town.

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Harz Mountains

Harz Mountains a range of mountains in central Germany, the highest of which is the Brocken. The region is the source of many legends about witchcraft and sorcery.

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Harz Mountains Mountain range in central Germany, extending 96km (60mi) between the Weser and Elbe rivers. The highest peak is the Brocken, at 1142m (3747ft).

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