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Prades Mountains

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Elevation  1,203 m (3,947 ft)
Easiest route  From Prades
Range  Catalan Pre-Coastal Range
Mountain type  Limestone
Highest point  Tossal de la Baltasana
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Location  Conca de Barberà, Garrigues, Priorat, (Catalonia)
Parent range  Catalan Pre-Coastal Range
Mountains  Tossal de la Baltasana, Mola dels Quatre Termes, La Mussara, Punta de la Barrina, Serra de la Mussara
Similar  Serra de Montsant, Poblet Monastery, Tossal de la Baltasana, Camp de Tarragona, La Mussara

Prades Mountains, also known as Muntanyes de Prades, is a large calcareous mountain massif straddling the comarcas of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barberà, Garrigues and Priorat, in Catalonia, Spain. They are a Site of Community Importance.

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These mountains have characteristic large and rounded rocky outcrops. They are mostly heavily forested with oak and pine trees, and the non-native chestnut tree has adapted to the local forests.

GeographyEdit

The range runs in an east to west direction and is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peak is Tossal de la Baltasana (1203 m), other summits are Mola d'Estat (1127 m), Mola dels Quatre Termes (1117 m), La Mussara (1055 m), and Punta de la Barrina (1013 m). The 731 m high Tossal de la Creu is a visible landmark from the Poblet Monastery, located at the feet of the range.

The Francolí River has its source in these mountains as well as other minor local rivers.

MunicipalitiesEdit

The Prades Mountains are a large massif with many smaller subranges extending over the following municipal terms: L'Albiol, Alcover, L'Aleixar, Alforja, Almoster, Arbolí, Capafonts, Cornudella de Montsant, L'Espluga de Francolí, La Febró, Montblanc, Mont-ral, La Pobla de Cérvoles, Prades, La Riba, La Selva del Camp, Ulldemolins, Vallclara, Vilaplana, Vilanova de Prades, Vilaverd, El Vilosell and Vimbodí i Poblet.

References

Prades Mountains Wikipedia


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