Gerecse Mountains

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Gerecse
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Highest point
Peak Nagy-Gerecse
Elevation 634 m (2,080 ft)
Dimensions
Area 850 km2 (330 sq mi)
Geography
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Location of Gerecse Mountains within physical subdivisions of Hungary
Country Hungary
County Komárom-Esztergom County
Range coordinates 47°38′N 18°25′E / 47.64°N 18.41°E / 47.64; 18.41Coordinates: 47°38′N 18°25′E / 47.64°N 18.41°E / 47.64; 18.41
Geology
Orogeny Transdanubian Mountains
Type of rock chalk, limestone

Gerecse is a mountain range in north-western Hungary, in the Central Transdanubian region, between the ranges Vértes and Pilis and part of the Komárom-Esztergom County. A low limestone mountain situated between the town of Tatabánya and the Danube River.[clarification needed] The Gerecse Mountains are part of the Transdanubian Mountains. Gerecse occupies an area of 850 km2 (20,300 ha). The highest point is Nagy-Gerecse at 634 m.[1] The main rock is chalk and limestone.

Deciduous oak Quercus forests cover the lower slopes, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus, and karst scrub at higher altitudes. The area is 70% forest, 5% scrubland, 10% grassland, and 15% artificial landscapes.[1] Yearly sunshine duration is around 1,980 hours. The average annual temperature above the height of 350 meters is 9.5 C (in January -2,8 C). The average annual precipitation is 640 millimeters.

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  1. ^ a b "Gerecse mountains". HungarianBirdwatching.com. 2004. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 

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