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. The Company, who had passed the night in a sheltered gully, were already astir, some crowding round the blazing fires and others romping or leaping over each other's backs for their limbs were chilled and the air biting.
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The Ponga reserve, with 20,506 hectares, is located in the southern sector of the Principality of Asturias, in the eastern part of the Cantabrian Mountains. Its declaration will contribute to the sustainable development of the territory that forms it, the preservation of its natural and cultural values ??and the promotion of territorial cohesion.
Even then brown bears were scarce in Spain, but bears remain in the Cantabrian Mountains and in the Pyrenees, which are shared with France.
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.
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In the study area, the Cantabrian Mountains in the north orographically block moisture, resulting in precipitation in nearby areas.
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. A boundstone of auloporoids and chaetetids has been identified in the level 16 of van de Graaff (1971a), which Mingewen (2001) denominated as a biostrome of chaetetids with syringoporids and rugose corals and which was sampled for this study.
The research also includes an analysis of fossils of a fragmented spine and isolated scales from the Lower Devonian found in northern Spain (Palencia and Cantabrian Mountains) and western France, originally attributed to the Machaeracanthus species.
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?