Geography of Aragon

Aragon can be divided into three very distinct areas from north to south; the central Pyrenees in the north, the Ebro depression in the centre and, the Sistema Ibérico mountain range in the south.

The Aragonese Pyrenees include Aneto (3,404 m), the highest in the range, Monte Perdido (3,355 m), Perdiguero (3,221 m) and Cotiella (2,912 m). The gorges of Ordesa National Park offers some of the most spectaucular scenery in Europe, while moving south into the Pyrenean foothills (pre-Pyrenees) the Sierra de Guara is superb for hiking and birdwatching. Guara also boasts the stunning rock formation of los Mallos de Riglos.

Further south, the river Ebro cuts through the depression of the same name, and is fed from the north by the Arba, the Gallego and the united waters of the Cinca, Esera, Noguera Ribagorzana, Noguera Pallaresa and Segre – the last three belonging to Catalonia. The land then rises again into the Sistema Iberico, which effectively separates the Ebro valley from the Meseta. The highest peak is Moncayo (2,313 m).

Provinces and surface area of Aragon in km2

Aragón

47720

Huesca

15636

Teruel

14810

Zaragoza

17274

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