Jabalcón

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Jabalcón
Jabalcon Cortes.JPG
Jabalcon seen from 6 km away
Highest point
Elevation1,494 m (4,902 ft)
Coordinates37°34′33″N 02°49′08″W / 37.57583°N 2.81889°W / 37.57583; -2.81889Coordinates: 37°34′33″N 02°49′08″W / 37.57583°N 2.81889°W / 37.57583; -2.81889
Geography
Jabalcón is located in Spain
Jabalcón
Jabalcón
Spain
LocationGranada province, Andalusia
Parent rangeCordillera Penibética
Geology
Mountain typeLimestone
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom Zújar

Jabalcón or Cerro Jabalcón is a mountain near the city of Baza in the Granada province in Spain. It reaches a height of 1,494 metres above sea level.

At the foot of Javalon are the Baños de Zújar (baths of Zújar). They maintain a temperature over 30°C all year round, and are heated by a geo-thermal source underground.

The mountain also has a church situated on top as well as television and other communication towers. Paragliders frequently launch from the top of here as the mountain is surrounded by relatively flat land.

Geology[edit]

Popular legend claims that this hill is an extinct volcano because of its dome-shape and the geo-thermal sources at its base. It is however an isolated limestone outcrop, made up of dolomite, similar to the composition of the Sierra de Baza mountains further away.[1]

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