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The Pyrenees Mountains
Spanish: Pirineos
French: Pyrénées
Catalan: Pirineus
Aragonese: Pirineus
Occitan: Pirenèus
Basque: Pirinioak, Auñamendiak
Central Pyrenees
Highest point
Peak Aneto
Elevation 3,404 m (11,168 ft)
Dimensions
Length 491 km (305 mi)
Naming
Etymology Named for Pyrene
Geography
Countries Spain, France and Andorra
Range coordinates 42°37′56″N 00°39′28″E / 42.63222°N 0.65778°E / 42.63222; 0.65778
Geology
Period Paleozoic and Mesozoic
Type of rock granite, gneiss, limestone

The Pyrenees (Catalan: Pirineus; French: Pyrénées; Spanish: Pirineos; Occitan: Pirenèus; Aragonese: Perinés; Basque: Pirinioak) are a range of mountains in southwest Europe that form a natural border between France and Spain. They separate the Iberian Peninsula from France, and extend for about 430 km (267 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).

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