Catalan Coastal Range

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Geomorphologic map of Catalonia:
Serra de Collserola, seen from Puig Madrona towards Tibidabo
Canet de Mar

The Catalan Coastal Range (Catalan: Serralada Litoral Catalana, IPA: [sərəˈɫaðə lituˈɾaɫ kətəˈɫanə]) is a system of mountain ranges running parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coast in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Mediterranean System. Its main axis runs between the Foix River and the Roses Gulf and the average altitude is around 500 m. The highest point is 763 m at the Montnegre.

Mountain ranges[edit]

From North to South:

Further south there are certain coastal mountain ranges like los Dedalts, Moles del Taix and Serra de la Mar in the Tivissa-Vandellòs Mountains and the Serra del Montsià that are included in the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range owing to the geological continuity with that range despite their seaside location.[1]

Ecology[edit]

There are a few protected areas in the Catalan Coastal Range, like Parc Natural del Montnegre i el Corredor, Parc de Collserola and Parc Natural del Garraf. At the same time though there are several areas subject to severe land degradation, owing mainly to stone quarrying, rubbish dumps and urban sprawl.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gepec.org Serra del Montsià

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°40′50″N 02°33′20″E / 41.68056°N 2.55556°E / 41.68056; 2.55556