Gerecse Mountains

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Gerecse
Gerecse látképe.jpg
Highest point
PeakNagy-Gerecse
Elevation634 m (2,080 ft)
Listing
Dimensions
Area850 km2 (330 sq mi)
Geography
HU subregion 5.3.1. Gerecse-vidék.png
Location of Gerecse Mountains within physical subdivisions of Hungary
Transdanubian Medium Mountains map.png
Scheme of principal mountain ranges in Transdanubian Mountains and adjacent regions
CountryHungary
CountyKomárom-Esztergom County
Range coordinates47°38.6′N 18°24.3′E / 47.6433°N 18.4050°E / 47.6433; 18.4050Coordinates: 47°38.6′N 18°24.3′E / 47.6433°N 18.4050°E / 47.6433; 18.4050
Geology
OrogenyTransdanubian Mountains
Type of rockchalk, limestone

Gerecse is a mountain range in north-western Hungary,[clarification needed] that belongs to the Transdanubian Mountains

Geography[edit]

The range lies in the Central Transdanubian region and connects Vértes Hills with Pilis Mountains in Komárom-Esztergom County, between the town of Tatabánya and the Danube River. Gerecse occupies an area of 850 km2 (20,300 ha). The highest point is Nagy-Gerecse at 634 m.[1] The main rock is limestone and chalk.

Biology[edit]

Deciduous oak forests cover the lower slopes, with submontane species of Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus, and at higher altitudes karst scrub. 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gerecse mountains". HungarianBirdwatching.com. 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2010-11-22.


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