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Pyrenees

Pyrenees Mountains
Spanish: Pirineos
French: Pyrénées
Catalan: Pirineus
Aragonese: Pirineus
Occitan: Pirenèus
Basque: Pirinioak, Auñamendiak
Central pyrenees.jpg
Central Pyrenees
Highest point
Peak Aneto
Elevation 3,404 m (11,168 ft)
Coordinates 42°37′56″N 00°39′28″E / 42.63222°N 0.65778°E / 42.63222; 0.65778
Dimensions
Length 491 km (305 mi)
Naming
Etymology Pyrene
Geography
Pyrenees topographic map-en.svg
Topographic map
Countries France, Spain and Andorra
Range coordinates 42°40′N 1°00′E / 42.67°N 1°E / 42.67; 1Coordinates: 42°40′N 1°00′E / 42.67°N 1°E / 42.67; 1
Geology
Age of rock Paleozoic and Mesozoic
Type of rock granite, gneiss, limestone

The Pyrenees (/ˈpɪrnz/; Spanish: Pirineos [piɾiˈneos], French: Pyrénées [piʁene], Aragonese: Pirineus, Catalan: Pirineus [piɾiˈnɛus], Occitan: Pirenèus, Basque: Pirinioak [piˈɾinioˌak] or Auñamendiak [auˈɲamendiˌak]) is a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. Reaching a height of 3,404 metres (11,168 ft) altitude at the peak of Aneto, the range separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe, and extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).



  • the absence of great lakes, such as those that fill the lateral valleys of the Alps
  • the rarity and great elevation of passes
  • the large number of the mountain torrents locally called gaves, which often form lofty waterfalls, surpassed in Europe only by those of Scandinavia
  • the frequency with which the upper end of a valley assumes the form of a semicircle of precipitous cliffs, called a cirque.
  • Belloc, Hilaire (1909). The Pyrenees. Methuen & Co., London. 
  • Edelmayer, Friedrich (2012). The Pyrenees Region (in German and English). Institute of European History. 
  • Paegelow, Claus (2008). Pyrenäen Bibliografie. Andorra, spanische & französische Pyrenäen, Pyrenees Bibliography. Andorra, Spain & French Pyrenees (in German and English). Verlag Claus Paegelow. ISBN . Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  • Milne, Tony (2015). 10 Manuels and a Manolete. Handmaid Books, Herblay. 
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