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Cabo de la Nao and Valencian Coast, Spain

March 15th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Spain - February 24th, 2009

Spain - February 24th, 2009

The thin coastal strip along the eastern shoreline of Spain, in the Autonomous Community of Valencia,  is a very fertile plain mostly free of mountains, while the inland part of the territory is mountainous.

Typical of this coastal area are wetlands and marshlands such as L’Albufera close to the city of Valencia (top). All of them are key RAMSAR sites which make Valencia of high relevance for both migratory and resident seabirds and waterbirds.

One of the few mountainous coastal areas is Cabo de la Nao (literally Cape of the Ship), on the far right. It is rocky, steep and mostly composed of limestone. This cape marks the southern limit of the Bay of Valencia (upper right quadrant) and is the most eastern point of the Valencian Community.

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