Sierra Nevada (Spain)

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Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada (Spain).jpg
View of the Sierra Nevada
Highest point
PeakMulhacén
Elevation3,479 m (11,414 ft)
Coordinates37°03′N 03°18′W / 37.050°N 3.300°W / 37.050; -3.300Coordinates: 37°03′N 03°18′W / 37.050°N 3.300°W / 37.050; -3.300
Geography
Sierra Nevada is located in Spain
Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada
Location in Spain
LocationProvinces of Granada, Almería and Málaga
CountrySpain
State/ProvinceAndalucia
Parent rangePenibaetic System
Geology
Age of rockTertiary
Mountain typeAlpine

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 m.

It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in Europe's most southern ski resort after Ski Centre on the island of Crete in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little farther, Málaga and Almería.

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References[change | change source]

  • "Sierra Nevada, Spain". NASA Earth Observatory. Retrieved 2006-04-28.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Francisco Pérez Raya, Joaquín Molero Mesa, Francisco Valle Tendero, 1992: "Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada. Paisaje, fauna, flora, itinerarios". Ed. Rueda. Madrid. ISBN 978-84-7207-067-7(Spanish)
  • "Flora de la Tundra de Sierra Nevada". Pablo Prieto Fernández, Ed. Universidad de Granada. ISBN 84-600-1810-5(Spanish)
  • "Sierra Nevada: Guía de Montaña". Aurelio del Castillo y Antonio del Castillo. Ed. Penibética, 2003. ISBN 978-84-932022-3-1(Spanish)