The Pyrenees mountains They are located in the northern region of the Iberian Peninsula . It is a Mountain range which serves as a natural border between France and Spain and which has the highest point at the peak Aneto (3,404 meters).
It is important to mention that, beyond being a proper name that is written with an initial capital letter, pyrenees It is also used as adjective to refer to that linked to the aforementioned European mountains. So we can find terms like pyrenees , pirinea , Pyrenees and pyrenees .
The Pyrenees , which can even be named in the singular (Pyrenees ), have a length of about 430 kilometers. They are developed in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia , Aragon , Navarre and the Basque Country and in the French regions of Occitania and New Aquitaine . Also in your surface is the Principality of Andorra , a small independent and sovereign country.
Apart from Aneto , there are more than a hundred peaks of the Pyrenees that exceed 3,000 tall. Among them, Posets , he Lost mount and the Astorg Point , all located in the Spanish territory.
The Pyrenees they also stand out for presenting the glaciers southernmost of the European continent. It is estimated that there are a dozen masses of ice that have their own movement (since their lower sector slips) and that, therefore, they are glaciers proper, while nine other icy masses are snowmobiles: areas with perpetual snow.
It should be noted that the European brown bear, the Pyrenean chamois, the wild boar, the red deer and the golden eagle are some of the animals that inhabit the Pyrenees , where several rivers are also born.