Sierra Morena


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Sierra Morena

(syā`rä mōrā`nä), mountain range, SW Spain, extending c.375 mi (600 km) eastward along the southern edge of the Meseta (central plateau) from the Portuguese border to the Sierra de Alcaraz. Its highest peak is Bañuelo (c.4,340 ft/1,320 m). Partly forested with oak and chestnut trees, the range is also rich in a great variety of minerals, including copper, lead, and coal. The Sierra Morena is crossed by highways and railroads built to take the minerals out of the region. The Despeñaperros Pass is the main route through the mountains, linking Castile and Andalusia.

Sierra Morena

 

mountains in southern Spain that form the southern edge of the Meseta Plateau. The range is about 400 km long and rises to a maximum elevation of 1,299 m. The mountains, composed mainly of crystalline rock, have plateau-like watersheds. The southern slopes drop sharply to the valley of the Guadalquivir River and are dissected by its tributaries. There are evergreen shrubs and broad-leaved forests of oak, beech, and chestnut. The range has deposits of copper pyrites in Minas de Ríotinto and Tarsis and of lead and zinc ores in La Carolina and Linares.

Sierra Morena

a mountain range in SW Spain, between the Guadiana and Guadalquivir Rivers. Highest peak: Estrella, 1299 m (4262 ft.)
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So, in the present study, the temporal dynamics of the land use/cover as dehesa was estimated for the last 50 years, through a diachronic study carried out in Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park (Dehesas de Sierra Morena Biophere Reserve, Spain).
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from the upper part of the sedimentary sequence S4 on PC2, suggest that this component represents the influence of the sedimentary processes that led to the deposition of the Paleozoic silicate-rich sediments from the Sierra Morena area transported by the Guadalimar River (Fig.
Habitat: En la primera localidad crecia sobre acumulaciones detriticas de aluviones no estabilizados (entre ramales del curso de agua), que emergen en periodos de estiaje en los tramos de escasa pendiente de estos arroyos de Sierra Morena (cuya vegetacion lenosa predominante son los tamujares de Pyro bourgaeanae-Securinegetum tinctoriae).
En lineas generales, parte de la investigacion destaca que el lugar elegido por Escipion para <<fundar>> Italica estaba estrategicamente situado con respecto a Sierra Morena y sus distritos mineros y que se tuvieron en cuenta sus posibilidades como embarcadero de la produccion minera del distrito argento-cuprifero de Sierra Morena occidental y como lugar garante de la seguridad de su exportacion a Roma (50).
Afterwards, it was located in the facilities of Sierra Morena Alta School, and a semester later it was at the community room of La Candelaria and in the facilities of Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, 30th Ave.
1) In 1767, Olavide was entrusted with the Sierra Morena settlement project, a socio-economic blueprint potentially applicable to the whole of Spain (Anes, Informes xvii).
En la aventura en la Sierra Morena don Quijote quiere escribir la carta a Dulcinea "en un librillo de memorias que tenemos", pero, como se ha omitido la historia de Cardenio, el lector no sabe que el tal librillo estaba en la maleta de este que hallaron en el bosque.
very courteous in his manner and bearing," who abandons polite civilization in order to lead a wild life in the thick of Sierra Morena.
Este trabajo busco evaluar la presencia, tipo y cantidad de microorganismos contaminantes en algunas de las principales medicinas tradicionales de administracion oral, producidas en el laboratorio etnofarmacologico Sierra Morena del resguardo indigena de Guambia Cauca.
y enclavado en las primeras estribaciones montanosas del SE de Sierra Morena oriental.

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