Sierra de Guadarrama

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Sierra de Guadarrama

 

a mountain range in Spain. The Sierra de Guadarrama, part of the Cordillera Carpeto-Vetónica, measures approximately 150 km in length and rises to elevations of 2,430 m. It consists of several flat-topped massifs with steep slopes and is composed mainly of crystalline rocks. The slopes are covered with pine forests, shrub thickets, and meadows.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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