Cantabrian Mountains

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The Cantabrian Mountains or Cantabrian Range (Cordillera Cantábrica) are one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain.wikipedia
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Sistema Ibérico

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Their easternmost end meets the Sistema Ibérico.
This system runs northwest-southeast between the Ebro plain and the Meseta Central for over 500 km, from the La Bureba corridor in Burgos Province close to the Cordillera Cantábrica to the Mediterranean sea close to Valencia in the south and close to Tortosa and the Ebro Delta in the east.

Alto Campoo

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Skiing is possible in the ski resorts of Alto Campoo, Valgrande-Pajares, Fuentes de Invierno, San isidro, Leitariegos and Manzaneda.
Alto Campoo is a ski resort in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain.

Cantabria

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Many peaks are over 6000 ft high, but the greatest altitudes are attained in the central ridges on the borders of León, Asturias, Palencia and Cantabria. The Cantabrian Mountains are home to an important variety of plant life, as well as the Cantabrian brown bear (Ursus arctos pyrenaicus), catalogued as being in danger of extinction, which extends from Asturias (the region where its population is bigger) to areas in Léon, Palencia and Cantabria, and the Cantabrian Capercaillie (''T.
Cantabria belongs to Green Spain, the name given to the strip of land between the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Mountains, so called because of its particularly lush vegetation, due to the wet and moderate oceanic climate.

Picos de Europa

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Here are the highest peak Torre de Cerredo (8688 ft), Peña Vieja (8579 ft), Peña Prieta (8304 ft) and Espigüete (7898 ft); an unnamed summit in the Picos de Europa, to which range the Peña Vieja also belongs, rises on the right bank of the Sella to a height of 8045 ft; further west the peaks of Manpodres, Peña Ubiña, Peña Rubia and Cuiña all exceed 7000 ft. A conspicuous feature of the chain, as of the adjacent tableland, is the number of its parameras, isolated plateaus shut in by lofty mountains or even by precipitous walls of rock.
The Picos de Europa ("Peaks of Europe", also the Picos) are a mountain range extending for about 20 km, forming part of the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain.

Sil (river)

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The range's western boundary is marked by the valley of the river Minho (Miño), by the lower Sil, which flows into the Miño, and by the Cabrera River, a small tributary of the Sil.
The source of the Sil is in the Cantabrian Mountains in the Leonese town of Villablino.

Galician Massif

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They stretch for over 300 km (180 miles) across northern Spain, from the western limit of the Pyrenees to the Galician Massif in Galicia, along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.
Its eastern end merges with the Cantabrian Mountains.

Castile and León

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One range, or series of ranges, closely follows the outline of the coast; the other, which is loftier, forms the northern limit of the great tableland of Castile and León, and is sometimes regarded as a continuation of the Pyrenees.
Of these, the northern part belongs to the Cantabrian Mountains and reaches the city of Burgos.

Serra dos Ancares

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Here are the highest peak Torre de Cerredo (8688 ft), Peña Vieja (8579 ft), Peña Prieta (8304 ft) and Espigüete (7898 ft); an unnamed summit in the Picos de Europa, to which range the Peña Vieja also belongs, rises on the right bank of the Sella to a height of 8045 ft; further west the peaks of Manpodres, Peña Ubiña, Peña Rubia and Cuiña all exceed 7000 ft. A conspicuous feature of the chain, as of the adjacent tableland, is the number of its parameras, isolated plateaus shut in by lofty mountains or even by precipitous walls of rock.
The Serra dos Ancares (Spanish: Sierra de los Ancares, also known as Sierra de Ancares) is a mountain range of the Galician Massif in north-west Spain, extending in a south-westerly direction from the western end of the Cantabrian Mountains in Asturias.

Spain

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They stretch for over 300 km (180 miles) across northern Spain, from the western limit of the Pyrenees to the Galician Massif in Galicia, along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea. The Cantabrian Mountains or Cantabrian Range (Cordillera Cantábrica) are one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain.
After the Pyrenees, the main mountain ranges are the Cordillera Cantábrica (Cantabrian Range), Sistema Ibérico (Iberian System), Sistema Central (Central System), Montes de Toledo, Sierra Morena and the Sistema Bético (Baetic System) whose highest peak, the 3478 m Mulhacén, located in Sierra Nevada, is the highest elevation in the Iberian Peninsula.

Alpide belt

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These mountains are a distinct physiographic province of the larger Alpine System physiographic division.

Asturias

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Many peaks are over 6000 ft high, but the greatest altitudes are attained in the central ridges on the borders of León, Asturias, Palencia and Cantabria. The Cantabrian Mountains are home to an important variety of plant life, as well as the Cantabrian brown bear (Ursus arctos pyrenaicus), catalogued as being in danger of extinction, which extends from Asturias (the region where its population is bigger) to areas in Léon, Palencia and Cantabria, and the Cantabrian Capercaillie (''T.
The Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica) form Asturias's natural border with the province of León to the south.

León (historical region)

LeónRegion of LeónLeonese Region
Many peaks are over 6000 ft high, but the greatest altitudes are attained in the central ridges on the borders of León, Asturias, Palencia and Cantabria.
The Epipaleolithic has yielded good archeological resources in the Leonese part of the Cantabrian Mountains.

Sierra de Cuera

Sierra de Cuera (Sierra del Cuera), is a 30 km long mountain chain of the Cantabrian Mountains.

Geography of Spain

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The Cantabrian Mountains make a sharp divide between "Green Spain" to the north, and the dry central plateau.
The country can be divided into ten natural regions or subregions: the dominant Meseta Central, the Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantabrica) and the northwest region, the Ibérico region, the Pyrenees, the Penibético region in the southeast, the Andalusian Plain, the Ebro Basin, the coastal plains, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands.

Torre Cerredo

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Here are the highest peak Torre de Cerredo (8688 ft), Peña Vieja (8579 ft), Peña Prieta (8304 ft) and Espigüete (7898 ft); an unnamed summit in the Picos de Europa, to which range the Peña Vieja also belongs, rises on the right bank of the Sella to a height of 8045 ft; further west the peaks of Manpodres, Peña Ubiña, Peña Rubia and Cuiña all exceed 7000 ft. A conspicuous feature of the chain, as of the adjacent tableland, is the number of its parameras, isolated plateaus shut in by lofty mountains or even by precipitous walls of rock.
Torre Cerredo, also called Torrecerredo or Torre de Cerredo (Asturian: La Torre Cerréu), is the highest peak of the Cantabrian Mountains, northern Spain.

Rain shadow

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The north facing slopes receive heavy cyclonic rainfall from the Bay of Biscay, whereas the southern slopes are in rain shadow.

Urrieles Massif

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The Urrieles Massif or the Central Massif is a mountainous massif in the north of Spain, one of the three massifs that make up the Picos de Europa, and in turn, one of the stretches of the Cantabrian Massif belonging to the Cantabrian Range.

Sierra de Híjar

The Sierra de Híjar is a mountain range of the Cantabrian Mountains System, located in the Province of Palencia and the Autonomous Community of Cantabria in northern Spain.

Sierra del Escudo de Cabuérniga

Escudo Range
It is a northern foothill of the Cantabrian Mountains, located between the main ranges and the Bay of Biscay.

Luena, Cantabria

LuenaSan Miguel de Luena
The municipality consists of a valley which runs from the Cantabrian Mountains to the North, until it reaches the valley of the river Pas.

Saja and Nansa valleys

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This valleys share the varied relief of the Cantabrian Mountains.

Basque Mountains

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Geographically it is considered as the eastern section of the larger Cantabrian Range.

Peña Labra

Peña Labra is a 2018 m high mountain located in the Sierra de Híjar range, a part of the Cantabrian Mountains System,.

Cantabrian brown bear

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The Cantabrian Mountains are home to an important variety of plant life, as well as the Cantabrian brown bear (Ursus arctos pyrenaicus), catalogued as being in danger of extinction, which extends from Asturias (the region where its population is bigger) to areas in Léon, Palencia and Cantabria, and the Cantabrian Capercaillie (''T.
The Cantabrian brown bear or Iberian brown bear (formerly Ursus arctos pyrenaicus) is a population of Eurasian brown bears (Ursus arctos arctos) living in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain.