Los Ancares is a district in northern Spain, which is noted for its unspoilt landscapes and ecological importance. The area takes its identity from the Sierra de los Ancares mountains which form a political and linguistic boundary between the autonomous communities of Galicia and Castile and León. The Spanish term Los Ancares Leoneses is sometimes used to refer to the zone on the Castile and León side of the sierra, which is in the basin of the river Sil. Los Ancares Lucenses is the corresponding term for the Galician side of the sierra: in the Galician language, the name is Os Ancares.
World Heritage Site
Fauna includes the Cantabrian brown bear.
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