Serra de Pàndols

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Serra de Pàndols
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Serra de Pàndols seen from Hill 705
Highest point
Elevation 705 m (2,313 ft)
Coordinates 41°01′13.68″N 00°27′27.88″E / 41.0204667°N 0.4577444°E / 41.0204667; 0.4577444Coordinates: 41°01′13.68″N 00°27′27.88″E / 41.0204667°N 0.4577444°E / 41.0204667; 0.4577444
Geography
Serra de Pàndols is located in Catalonia
Serra de Pàndols
Serra de Pàndols
Catalonia, Spain
Location Terra Alta, Spain
Parent range Catalan Pre-Coastal Range
Geology
Mountain type Limestone
Climbing
Easiest route Drive from Gandesa or El Pinell de Brai

Serra de Pàndols is a limestone mountain chain located at the southern end of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, in Catalonia, Spain.[1]

There is a project to install wind turbines on the Serra de Pàndols and neighboring Serra de Cavalls which has met with public protests.[2] The Serra de Paüls mountain range is located to the south of this range.

Hill 705[edit]

The ridge's highest point is Punta Alta (705.5 m). This summit was known as Hill 705 (Cota 705) during the Battle of the Ebro, the bloodiest and most protracted series of combats in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). The Battle was also the last action of the International Brigades, who were withdrawn midway through it.

Close to the peak stands a monument to those who died in the battles.[3] Hill 705 was a key position to control the Serra de Pàndols range at the time of the Battle of the Ebro. The summit lies within the Pinell de Brai municipal term.

Bronze plaque honoring the British volunteer soldiers of the International Brigades who died in combat on cota 705.
Monument to those who died defending the Spanish Republic in the battles located on Hill 705

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Edmon Castell i Oriol Nel·lo El parc eòlic de les Serres de Pàndols i Cavalls. Energia, valors ambientals i memòria històrica (Ed.). 2003. Aquí, No! Els conflictes territorials a Catalunya. Barcelona: Editorial Empúries.
  3. ^ The Battle of the Ebro in one day

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jaume Aguadé i Sordé, El diari de guerra de Lluís Randé i Inglés; Batalles del Segre i de l’Ebre i camps de concentració (abril 1938 - juliol 1939), El Tinter ISBN 84-9791-082-6

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