Catalan Coastal Depression

The Catalan Coastal Depression, Catalan: Depressió Litoral Catalana, is a natural depression between the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range and the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of the Catalan Mediterranean System.

Geomorphologic map of Catalonia:
The Catalan Coastal Depression in the northern Baix Llobregat area
Turó de la Dona Morta a hill of the Catalan Coastal Depression located near Maçanet de la Selva.


The Catalan Coastal Depression runs roughly in a NE-SW direction along parts of the following comarques: Empordà, Gironès, Selva, Maresme, Vallès, Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, Penedès, Tarragonès, Baix Camp and Baix Ebre.

The Catalan Coastal Depression is about 300 km long and 20 km wide on average[1] Some of the main Catalan cities are located in this area.


Much of the surface of the Catalan Coastal Depression is subject to severe land degradation, owing maily to urban sprawl.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved May 22, 2010..

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Coordinates: 41°28′58″N 02°16′54″E / 41.48278°N 2.28167°E / 41.48278; 2.28167