Sierra de Gata

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For the comarca with the same name, see Sierra de Gata, comarca.
Sierra de Gata
Sub-Range
Sierra de Gata Nevada.JPG
Sierra de Gata peaks in the winter looming over Eljas.
Country Spain
Region Iberian Peninsula
Part of Sistema Central
Highest point Peña Canchera
 - elevation 1,592 m (5,223 ft)
 - coordinates 40°14′00″N 6°45′00″W / 40.23333°N 6.75000°W / 40.23333; -6.75000
Geology Granite

Sierra de Gata is a mountain range in the Sistema Central, Spain. The highest point is Peña Canchera (1,592 m).

Description[edit]

The Sierra de Gata is located in the northwest of the province of Cáceres, which is in the autonomous community of Extremadura. It borders with Portugal on the west in the area of the Portuguese Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve.

Sierra de Gata is also the name of a comarca that includes of 20 municipalities located roughly in the same area as the mountains. The municipality of Moraleja is included in the Sierra de Gata comarca, even though it is geographically not in the mountainous area of the Sierra de Gata itself.

Peaks[edit]

The most important mountains of Sierra de Gata are (from West to East):

  • Mesas (1,265 m)
  • El Espinazo (1,330 m)
  • Jálama (1,492 m)
  • Jañona (1,367 m)
  • Bolla Chica (1,408 m)
  • Bolla (1,519 m)
  • Arrobuey (1,412 m)
  • La Corredera (1,456 m)
  • Peña Canchera (1,592 m)

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Coordinates: 40°14′N 6°45′W / 40.233°N 6.750°W / 40.233; -6.750