Sierra de Callosa

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Sierra de Callosa
Sierra de Callosa.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Coordinates 38°07′26″N 0°53′46″W / 38.12389°N 0.89611°W / 38.12389; -0.89611Coordinates: 38°07′26″N 0°53′46″W / 38.12389°N 0.89611°W / 38.12389; -0.89611
Geography
Sierra de Callosa is located in Spain
Sierra de Callosa
Sierra de Callosa
Spain
Location Vega Baja del Segura, Valencian Community
Parent range Cordillera Prebética, Eastern zone
Geology
Mountain type karstic
Climbing
Easiest route From Callosa de Segura, Cox or Redován

Sierra de Callosa (Valencian: Serra de Callosa)[1] is a 4.6 km (3 mi) long mountain range in the Vega Baja del Segura (Valencian: Baix Segura) comarca, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is Águila (572 m). This range is named after the town of Callosa de Segura located at the feet of the mountains.

These conspicuous and harsh-looking massive limestone mountains rise abruptly from the low Segura River Valley floor and have some very steep cliffs. There is very little vegetation on the arid mountain slopes and both physically and geologically the Sierra de Callosa is similar to the Sierra de Orihuela range located only 2.6 km to the west. Smoother Sierra de Hurchillo is located 6.5 km to the south.

These mountains were declared a Protected Area by the Generalitat Valenciana in 2005.

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  1. ^ Vicenç M. Rosselló i Verger, Toponímia, geografia i cartografia

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