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Encyclopedia > Sistema Central
Map of the major geographic features of the Iberian Peninsula. The Sistema Central is just north of the 40° parallel.
Map of the major geographic features of the Iberian Peninsula. The Sistema Central is just north of the 40° parallel.

The Sistema Central is a mountain range on the Iberian Peninsula and a primary feature of the Iberian plateau (Meseta Central) splitting the plateau into two parts. The Sistema Central runs from east to west roughly along the southern border of the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla y León continuing into Portugal. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 696 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (992 × 854 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/png) Topographical map of Spain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 696 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (992 × 854 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/png) Topographical map of Spain. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... Capital Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2005)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,510,849  5. ...


The range consists of several smaller ranges of which the major ones are the Sierra de Guadarrama which runs approximately along the border of the Madrid and Castilla y León autonomous communities and the Sierra de Gredos north of the border between Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha stretching into Extremadura. Map of the Sierra de Guadarrama. ... Motto: De Madrid al Cielo (From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... The Sierra de Gredos is a mountain range in the centre of the Iberian peninsula, located between Ávila, Cáceres, Madrid and Toledo. ... Capital Toledo Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 3rd  79,463 km²  15. ...


Amongst the other ranges of the Sistema Central are the Sierra de Ayllón, the Sierra de Ávila, the Sierra de la Paramera, the Sierra de Candelario, the Sierra de Gata and the Serra da Estrela in Portugal. Sierra de Gata is a mountain range in Spain in the northwest of the province of Cáceres, which is in the autonomous community of Extremadura. ... Serra da Estrela (English: Mountain of the Star) is the highest mountain range in Portugal and includes mainland Portugals highest peak (Pico mountain in the Portuguese Azores islands is higher), which has a natural altitude of 1993 m (around 6541 feet). ...


Local inhabitants generally refer to the Sistema Central by the names of its smaller constituent ranges.


 
 

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