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Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Spain Sierra Nevada.jpg
Satellite image of Sierra Nevada. The chain of mountains is visible in the center; below this are clouds blown by winds from the southeast.
Location Granada, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates 37°12′0″N 3°15′0″W / 37.2°N 3.25°W / 37.2; -3.25Coordinates: 37°12′0″N 3°15′0″W / 37.2°N 3.25°W / 37.2; -3.25

The Sierra Nevada National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada) is a national park in Spain. It is in the Granada and Almería provinces. It covers 85,883 hectares (331.60 sq mi).

Sierra Nevada was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.

Geography

There are more than 20 peaks over 3,000 metres (9,800 feet). The highest are Mulhacén (3,479 metres or 11,414 feet), Veleta (3,396 metres or 11,142 feet) and Alcazaba (3,371 metres or 11,060 feet).


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