Cantabrian Mountains


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Can·ta·bri·an Mountains

 (kăn-tā′brē-ən)
A range of northern Spain extending about 480 km (300 mi) along the coast of the Bay of Biscay from the Pyrenees to Cape Finisterre. It rises to 2,648 m (8,688 ft) at Torre de Cerredo.

Cantabrian Mountains

(kænˈteɪbrɪən)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain chain along the N coast of Spain, consisting of a series of high ridges that rise over 2400 m (8000 ft): rich in minerals (esp coal and iron). Also called: the Cantabrians
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Noun1.Cantabrian Mountains - a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay
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It was a cold, bleak morning in the beginning of March, and the mist was drifting in dense rolling clouds through the passes of the Cantabrian mountains.
In Egido & al, (2007: 116, 2012a: 20, 2012b: 208) we had compiled the two known populations -three in fact, considering that we had accidentally not included the report of the Hoyo Empedrado (Alonso Redondo, 2003)--, and also added eight unknown populations in Omana and in the centre and east of the Cantabrian Mountains in Leon.
The Piedrasluengas Limestone, as was first defined by van de Graaff (1971a), has a early Moscovian age (Vereiskian-Kashirskian), and provides a facies model for most of the Carboniferous limestones in the Cantabrian Mountains.
Biologists have long identified numerous races and subspecies of chamois, from the Cantabrian Mountains of northwestern Spain through the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, Balkans, and on to Russia's Caucasus.
Sheltered by the Cantabrian mountains to the north, the two finer sub-regions of Rioja Alta and Alavesa are cooler, influenced by both altitude and the Atlantic climate.
Mr Stuttard will then cycle through France to northern Spain over the Cantabrian mountains, to Madrid and finally to his holiday home near Malaga in Andalusia, southern Spain.
The Cantabrian Mountains are in which European country?
The Visigoth nobles even fled Toledo, leaving the field open for the conquerors to advance to the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain in just three years.
1988): A coal-bearing fan-delta complex in the Westphalian D of the Central Coal Basin, Cantabrian Mountains, northwestern Spain: implications for the recognition of humid-type fan deltas.
The paintings, engravings, reliefs, and sculptures left by Magdalenian man in dozens of caves in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Pyrenees, and in some of the neighboring areas, are truly astonishing.
When the heat was too much we took to the Cantabrian mountains, majestic peaks of the nearby Picos de Europa.
Streams in this territory have the distinct characteristic of being notably short in comparison with Mediterranean Iberian rivers since their sources in the Cantabrian Mountains are very close to their mouths in the Bay of Biscay.