Sierra Nevada National Park

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Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Spain Sierra Nevada.jpg
Satellite image of Sierra Nevada. The chain of mountains is visible in the center; below this are clouds blown by winds from the southeast.
LocationGranada, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates37°12′0″N 3°15′0″W / 37.20000°N 3.25000°W / 37.20000; -3.25000Coordinates: 37°12′0″N 3°15′0″W / 37.20000°N 3.25000°W / 37.20000; -3.25000

The Sierra Nevada National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada) is a national park in Spain. It is in the Granada and Almería provinces. It covers 85,883 hectares (331.60 sq mi). [1]

Sierra Nevada was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.[2]

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There are more than 20 peaks over 3,000 metres (9,800 feet). The highest are Mulhacén (3,479 metres or 11,414 feet),[3] Veleta (3,396 metres or 11,142 feet)[4] and Alcazaba (3,371 metres or 11,060 feet).

References[change | change source]

  1. Junta de Andalucía website
  2. "Lista de 100 finalistas de Nuestros 12 Tesoros de España". Sobreturismo.es. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  3. ftp://ftp.geodesia.ign.es/Red_Geodesica/Hoja1027/102763.pdf
  4. ftp://ftp.geodesia.ign.es/Red_Geodesica/Hoja1027/102743.pdf

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