Gerecse Mountains

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Gerecse
Gerecse látképe.jpg
Highest point
PeakNagy-Gerecse
Elevation634 m (2,080 ft)
Dimensions
Area850 km2 (330 sq mi)
Geography
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Location of Gerecse Mountains within physical subdivisions of Hungary
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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, 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.


Geography[edit]

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.

Biology[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gerecse mountains". HungarianBirdwatching.com. 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2010-11-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)


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