cantabrian

Cantabrian Mountains

[kan-tey-bree-uhn]

Mountain range, northern Spain. The mountains, which extend about 180 mi (300 km), are geologically of similar origin to the Pyrenees, though classified as a separate formation. They include many tall peaks, the highest being Torre de Cerredo (8,787 ft, or 2,678 m), and thus form a more formidable barrier than the Pyrenees. The region is economically important for its coal and iron.

Learn more about Cantabrian Mountains with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Cantabrian may refer to:

Search another word or see cantabrianon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature