Sierra Nevada (Spain) facts for kids

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Sierra Nevada
View of the Sierra Nevada
Highest point
Peak Mulhacén
Elevation 3,479 m (11,414 ft)
Geography
Location in Spain
Location Provinces of Granada, Almería and Málaga
Country Spain
State/Province Andalucia
Range coordinates 37°03′N 03°18′W / 37.05°N 3.3°W / 37.05; -3.3Coordinates: 37°03′N 03°18′W / 37.05°N 3.3°W / 37.05; -3.3
Parent range Penibaetic System
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The ski resort.

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 m.

It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in Europe's most southern ski resort after Ski Centre on the island of Crete in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little farther, Málaga and Almería.

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