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Sierra de Albarracín is a 28 km (17 mi) long mountain range in the southwestern end of the Iberian System. Its highest point is the 1,856 m high summit known as Sierra Alta.[2]

Sierra de Albarracín
Sierra de Albarracín II.jpg
View of the Sierra de Albarracín
Highest point
Elevation1,856 m (6,089 ft)
ListingMountains of Aragon, List of mountains in the Valencian Community
Coordinates40°29′10″N 1°36′55″W / 40.48611°N 1.61528°W / 40.48611; -1.61528Coordinates: 40°29′10″N 1°36′55″W / 40.48611°N 1.61528°W / 40.48611; -1.61528
Geography
Sierra de Albarracín is located in Spain
Sierra de Albarracín
Sierra de Albarracín
Spain
LocationGúdar-Javalambre, Aragon
Rincón de Ademuz and Serrans, Valencian Community
Parent rangeIberian System, Eastern zone
Geology
Mountain typeShale (Late Ordovician)[1]
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom the towns of Albarracín or Monterde de Albarracín

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DescriptionEdit

This mountain range is named after the town of Albarracín, located at a height of 1,200 m. At the same time it gives its name to the Sierra de Albarracín comarca of Aragon, Spain. Monterde de Albarracín is located at the northern end of the range.

The Sierra de Albarracín is a rough-looking mountain chain with pine, oak and juniper forests and also many patches where the rock is exposed. Its summits are usually covered in snow in the winter and the average temperature is of 11 °C. It was formerly one of the most lonely and desolate areas of Spain and there were not even marked paths crossing its impenetrable forests and jagged ridges.[3]

Metopoceras albarracina is an endemic moth of these mountains.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fortuin, A.R (1984), "Late ordovician glaciomarine deposits (orea shale) in the sierra de albarracin, Spain", Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 48 (2–4): 245–261, doi:10.1016/0031-0182(84)90047-6
  2. ^ Bronchales
  3. ^ Enciclopedia Salvat, Vol I, Barcelona 1942
  4. ^ Aramón Javalambre Archived 2010-12-16 at the Wayback Machine

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