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What’s the Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park?
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The area of Sierra Nevada National Park
More than 20 peaks that surpass 3,000 m of emotions
The Sierra Nevada National Park comprises the area of the highest summits and the Natural Park covers the peripheral territory around the first one. In the Natural Park, there are inhabited areas and villages that belong to the provinces of Granada and Almería.
The area of the National Park comprises the territories of 44 municipalities, 15 belonging to Almería and 29 to Granada. It has a population of 97,990 inhabitants (2012 census) and 108 urban entities, all of them located at the outside and on the periphery of the Sierra Nevada Natural Space.
These municipalities are located in the regions of Granada and Almería. The ones within Almería are: Abla, Abrucena, Alboloduy, Alhabia, Almócita, Alsodux, Bayárcal, Beires, Bentarique, Canjáyar, Fiñana, Fondón, Íllar, Instinción, Las Tres Villas, Laujar de Andarax, Nacimiento, Ohanes, Padules, Paterna del Río, Rágol, Santa Cruz, and Terque.
And in Granada: Aldeire, Alpujarra de la Sierra,
Bérchules, Bubión, Busquistar, Cádiar, Cáñar, Capileira, Carataunas, Cástaras, Cogollos de Guadix, Dílar, Dólar, Dúrcal, Ferreirola, Gójar, Güejar-Sierra, Huéneja, Jérez del Marquesado, Juviles, La Calahorra, Lanjarón, Lanteira, La Tahá, La Zubia, Lecrín, Lugros, Monachil, Nevada, Nigüelas, Órgiva, Padul, Pampaneira, Pórtugos, Soportujar, Trevelez, and Válor.
The ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada
Siliceous alpine ecosystemsCold and dry alpine pastures. Lakes and high-altitude meadows. Juniper and Broom stands.
Limestone alpine ecosystemsJuniper-pine woodland
Juniper woodland with stands of thorny shrubs
Broom stands on limestone
Middle-altitude ecosystems. ForestsPredominance of Pyrenean oak woodlands and holm oak woodlands on siliceous substrates.
Predominance of holm oaks on limestone
Predominance of pine with Phoenician juniper on dolomite.