Sierra Sur de Jaén
The Sierra Sur de Jaén (Southern Range of Jaén) is a mountain range that is part of the central belt of the Baetic System, Andalusia, Spain. Its name derives from its location in the southwestern part of Jaén Province. The highest summit in the range is 1,872 m high Pico Pandera; 1,722 m high Cerro de la Cruz is another notable peak.
|Sierra Sur de Jaén|
View of the Cueva de los Soles in Otíñar
|Elevation||1,872 m (6,142 ft)|
|Length||48 km (30 mi) ENE/WSW|
|Width||15 km (9.3 mi) NNW/SSE|
|Parent range||Subbaetic System/Prebaetic System|
|Age of rock||Cenozoic|
|Type of rock||Granite, schist, slate and quartzite|
The Sierra Sur includes the subranges of Sierra de la Pandera, the Sierra de Ventisqueros, the Sierra del Trigo and the Sierra Caracolera, among others. The neighboring range of Sierra Mágina is located to the east of Sierra Sur de Jaén.
Most of the lower slopes and intermontane basins of the range are covered with olive groves. Some of the undisturbed higher slopes and hidden valleys of the mountains have preserved the original Mediterranean forest cover with Yew, Portuguese Oak, Holm Oak and Juniper trees. The highest altitudes of the range are mostly denuded of forest and thorny shrubland predominates. The mountaintops are usually covered with snow in the winter.
The ranges of the Sierra Sur de Jaén, as well as the Sierra de Segura were formed during the Mesozoic. The geological materials that compose them were formed in a relatively shallow sea and are mainly made up of Cenozoic sedimentary rocks, including limestone, dolomite and marl.
- ADSUR - Comarca de la Sierra Sur de Jaén
- La Vinoteca - Sierra Sur de Jaén
- Subida a la Sierra de Ventisqueros, Sierra Sur de Jaén
- La Sierra de la Pandera. Sierra Sur de Jaén, el necesario Parque Natural
- Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía - Histórico del BOJA Boletín número 203
- Las montañas que surgieron del mar: la Sierra Sur de Jaén
- Morfología kárstica del sector oriental del Prebético andaluz