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Mountains of Meseta Central on Iberian Peninsula

39.1N 4.2W

November 2nd, 2011 Category: Mountains

Spain and Portugal - October 30th, 2011

This image stretches across the Iberian Peninsula, from Portugal (left) to Spain (right). The peninsula is separated from Morocco by the Strait of Gibraltar, visible through a light layer of clouds near the bottom edge.

The interior of the peninsula is home to the Meseta Central, a vast plateau in the heart of Spain, that has elevations that range from 610 to 760 m. Rimmed by mountains, the Meseta Central slopes gently to the west and to the series of rivers that form some of the border with Portugal.

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