Mountain Ranges in Spain

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Which mountain range separates the Duero and Tagus river basins?

Central System

What is the highest peak in the Iberian System mountain range?

Muela de San Juan

Which mountain range connects the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees?

Galatian Massif

What is the highest peak in Spain?

A peak exceeding 3,500 meters in the Canary Islands

Which mountain range separates the Tagus and Guadiana river basins?

Montes de Toledo

Study Notes

  • Spain is a mountainous country with various mountain ranges and river basins.
  • The Central System is a 600 km long mountain range dividing Castilla-La Mancha to the south and Castilla-León to the north, with the highest peak being Pico Almanzor. It divides the Duero and Tagus river basins.
  • The Montes de Toledo is a 200 km mountain range dividing the Tagus and Guadiana river basins.
  • The Iberian System is over 500 km long, with the highest peak being Muela de San Juan. It separates the Guadiana and Júcar river basins.
  • The Galatian Massif in the northeast consists of low mountains with rounded peaks and serves as a connection between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees, running for 430 km with the highest peak being Aneto at over 3,400 meters.
  • The Baetic System is the longest mountain range in Spain, with the highest peak being Mulhacén, but the highest peak in Spain is in the Canary Islands, exceeding 3,500 meters.

Test your knowledge about the various mountain ranges in Spain, including the Central System, Montes de Toledo, Iberian System, Galatian Massif, Baetic System, and the highest peaks in each range. Learn about the geographical features that divide different river basins across the country.

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