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UNIT 8. LA MESETA EL SISTEMA CENTRAL Mountain ranges Gredos Almanzor GataGuadarrama Somosierra lowland Valle del Duero LOS MONTES DE TOLEDO Mountain.

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5 LA MESETA EL SISTEMA CENTRAL Mountain ranges Gredos Almanzor GataGuadarrama Somosierra lowland Valle del Duero LOS MONTES DE TOLEDO Mountain ranges Guadulupe and Montánchez lowland The plains of the mancha Campo de Calatrava Valle del Tajo The eastern part of La Meseta is higher than the western part, for this the rivers in La Meseta flow east to west into the Atlantic Ocean.

6 LA MESETA Cordillera Cantábrica Los Picos de Europa Los Montes Vascos La Cordillera Costero- Catalana Los Pirineos El sistema Bético El sistema Ibérico Sierra Morena Los Montes de león El macizo Galaico It separates La Meseta from the coast. It separates La Meseta from el valle del Ebro It separates La Meseta from el valle del Guadalquivir They separate the coastal area from the interior They form part of the border with France Subbética Cazorla, Segura & La Sagra Penibética Sierra nevada Mulhacén Its a group of rounded mountain ranges in the north west Low mountains in the north east, near the coast

7 Natural Depressions They are low plains surrounded by higher land. We can also call a depression a river basin.

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9 C0STA CANTÁBRICA C0STA CANTÁBRICA is in the north of the peninsula. From Estaca de Bares to the border with France. Some places have high, rocky cliffs. (influence of Cordillera Cantábrica y Montes Vascos) Other places, like Santander, the coast has low and sandy beaches. GALLEGA GALLEGA is in the northwest of the peninsula. From Estaca de Bares to the mouth of the river Miño (border with Portugal). Its high and irregular with rocky cliffs. Bajas in the south. Its famous for its Rías Altas in the North. ANDALUZA ANDALUZA extends from el Estrecho de Gibraltar to Portugal. A low sandy coastline with saltwater marshes and sand dunes. COSTA MEDITERÁNEA COSTA MEDITERÁNEA is in the South and east of the peninsula. Its the longest coast. From el Estrecho de Gibraltar to the French border in Cataluña. It has mostly long, sandy beaches. COSTA COSTA ATLÁNTICA ATLÁNTICA

10 ISLANDSISLANDS ISLAS CANARIAS

11 Rivers are continuous currents of water which flow into the sea, another river or a lake. The characteristics of rivers depend on climate and relief. The course is the path of the river from its source to its mouth. The water flow is the amount of water that a river carries.

12 watersheds Its the area of land where different rivers flow into the same sea. Cantabrian watershed – The rivers are very short and very fast because the mountains where they begin are close to the sea. - The water flow is large owing to high precipitation in the Atlantic zone. Atlantic watershed – The largest watershed. - It has three regions: - Galicia: they are short and fast flowing, with the largest water flow because their courses pass through the Atlantic climate zone. -La Meseta: They are much longer, with an irregular water flow because they pass through areas of low precipitation in the continental climate zone. El TAJO IS THE LONGEST RIVER ON THE PENINSULA. - Western Andalucia Mediterranean watershed –They are mainly short rivers, with an irregular water flow. - They pass through the Mediterranean climate zone where the amount of precipitation varies greatly.


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