Los Montes

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Comarca de Los Montes
Location of Comarca de Los Montes
Coordinates: 37°28′56″N 3°25′50″W / 37.48222°N 3.43056°W / 37.48222; -3.43056Coordinates: 37°28′56″N 3°25′50″W / 37.48222°N 3.43056°W / 37.48222; -3.43056
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceGranada
Area
 • Total1,381 km2 (533 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total26,420
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)

Los Montes is a spanish [1] region [2] located in the northern part of the province of Granada [3], community of Andalusia, Spain. This territory limits with the Granada´s counties of Baza [4] in the northwest, Guadix [5] in the east and south, Vega de Granada [6] in the south, and Loja [7] in the west, as well as with the Jaen [8] counties of Sierra Sur de Jaén[9] in the northwest, Sierra Mágina [10] in the north, and Sierra de Cazorla [11] in the northeast. In the eastern part of the region, the zone or sub-county of Montes Orientales is located; the sub-county of Montes Orientales is located in the northeast part, occupying around of 1.400 km², which extends from Fardes [12] and Guadiana Menor rivers to Frailes [13] river. Its main mountainous system, located in the east, is Sierra Arana [14], a double limestone [15] anticlinal alignment of 30 km [16] of length, with an average altitude of 1.200 m.a.s.l (metres above sea level) [17], being its highest level the Cerro or Peñón de la Cruz, with 2.030 m.a.s.l. It is subdivided into the sub-county of Iznalloz [18] (district capital), in the transition zone with the western part, and the sub-county of Pedro Martínez [19], more to the eastward, it predominates a landscape dominated by the hills [20] with traditional agriculture, with herbaceous mainly, together with the mountains and dome hills with natural and repopulated vegetation , although also cultivated (mostly towards the west, where a wide range of woody crops appear). There are also some irrigated plains (Cubillas [21] and Guadahortuna [22] rivers). All the population centres of the region are located above from 630 ]] m.a.s.l and 14 of them exceed 1.000. The average altitude is 942,2; being Villanueva de las Torres [23] the one which has the lowest altitude (633 m) and Torre-Cardela [24] (1.217) the one which has the highest one. In line with its relief and proximity to the sea, it counts with a humid continental climate[25], which presents elements of mediterranean influence similar to areas as the Levantine, together with others more typical from the central plateau. There are long and cold winters and, at the other end, equally long and hot summers; the rainfall is scarce (less than 600 I) of unequal distribution, descending from west to east: 700 mm/year in Iznalloz, 300 mm/year in Pedro Martínez. The average annual temperature is 15ºC, oscillating between 6 to 7ºC in January and the almost 26ºC of average in July.

It contains the following municipalities:[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/España
  2. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca
  3. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_de_Granada
  4. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca_de_Baza
  5. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca_de_Guadix
  6. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega_de_Granada
  7. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca_de_Loja
  8. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_de_Jaén_(España)
  9. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Sur_de_Jaén
  10. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca_de_Sierra_Mágina
  11. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comarca_de_Sierra_de_Cazorla
  12. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%ADo_Fardes
  13. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%ADo_Velillos
  14. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Arana
  15. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliza
  16. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilómetro
  17. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metres_above_sea_level
  18. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iznalloz
  19. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Mart%C3%ADnez_(Granada)
  20. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colina_(topograf%C3%ADa)
  21. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%ADo_Cubillas
  22. ^ río guadahortuna wikipedia
  23. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanueva_de_las_Torres
  24. ^ https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre-Cardela
  25. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_continental_climate#Hot/warm_summer_subtype
  26. ^ "Los Montes". www.geopostcodes.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.