Catalan Coastal Depression

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Geomorphologic map of Catalonia:
The Catalan Coastal Depression in the northern Baix Llobregat area
Turó de la Dona Morta a hill of the Catalan Coastal Depression located near Maçanet de la Selva.

The Catalan Coastal Depression, Catalan: Depressió Litoral Catalana, is a natural depression between the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range and the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of the Catalan Mediterranean System.

Geography[edit]

The Catalan Coastal Depression runs roughly in a NE-SW direction along parts of the following comarques: Empordà, Gironès, Selva, Maresme, Vallès, Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, Penedès, Tarragonès, Baix Camp and Baix Ebre.

The Catalan Coastal Depression is about 300 km long and 20 km wide on average[1] Some of the main Catalan cities are located in this area.

Ecology[edit]

Much of the surface of the Catalan Coastal Depression is subject to severe land degradation, owing maily to urban sprawl.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved May 22, 2010. .

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′58″N 02°16′54″E / 41.48278°N 2.28167°E / 41.48278; 2.28167