Serra de l'Espina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Serra de l'Espina
Alfara de Carles1.jpg
Serra de l'Espina rising above Alfara de Carles
Highest point
Peak L'Espina
Elevation 1,181.6 m (3,877 ft)
Coordinates 40°52′46.73″N 0°21′43.93″E / 40.8796472°N 0.3622028°E / 40.8796472; 0.3622028Coordinates: 40°52′46.73″N 0°21′43.93″E / 40.8796472°N 0.3622028°E / 40.8796472; 0.3622028
Geography
Serra de l'Espina is located in Catalonia
Serra de l'Espina
Serra de l'Espina
Location in Catalonia
Location Baix Ebre
State/Province ES
Parent range Ports de Tortosa-Beseit
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Type of rock Karstic
Belemnites fossils from l'Alfara de Carles mountain area.

Serra de l'Espina is a limestone mountain chain located at the north-eastern end of the Iberian System. It connects the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit mountain massif with the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Serra de l'Espina ridge's highest point is L'Espina (1,181.6 m).[2] Other high peaks are Mola Carrascosa (1.025 m), Cap de la Faixa Blanca (1.023 m), Tossal de Montclí (960 m) and La Moleta d'Alfara (812 m).

On the eastern side of the range are some visible barren patches, devoid of vegetation owing to high winds, the very large Rases del Maraco, or Les Rases, at the southern end and Erms de Canduca further north. Other noteworthy places are Solana de les Feixes, the Cova dels Adells karstic cave and the ruins of Mas del Roig, an ancient farmhouse.

The Serra de Paüls mountain range is located to the north of this range.

Features[edit]

View of strikingly-shaped La Moleta.
The barren Rases del Maraco.


Serra de l'Espina viewed from Alfara de Carles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ports de Beseit
  2. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved 9- IX - 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]