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Pyrenees

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPico de Aneto (3404 m/11,168 ft)
CountriesSpain (51%), France (48%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesCatalonia (26%), Aquitaine (22%), Aragón (19%), Midi-Pyrenees (18%), Languedoc-Roussillon (8%), Navarra (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area116,399 sq km / 44,942 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent546 km / 339 mi North-South
447 km / 278 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 9' N; 0° 34' E
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Map of Pyrenees
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Pyrenees.
Iberian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Portugal-GaliciaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cordillera CantabricaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         PyreneesLevel 3
                 Western PyreneesLevel 4 (Child)
                 West-Central PyreneesLevel 4 (Child)
                 South-Central Pyrennees FoothillsLevel 4 (Child)
                 East-Central PyreneesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Eastern PyreneesLevel 4 (Child)
         Castile RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sistema IbericoLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Balearic IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Andalucian RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Pyrenees

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico de Aneto340411,168West-Central Pyrenees
2.Posets336911,053West-Central Pyrenees
3.Pico Maldito335010,991West-Central Pyrenees
4.Monte Perdido334810,984West-Central Pyrenees
5.Punta de Astorg334310,968West-Central Pyrenees
6.Pico del Medio334010,958West-Central Pyrenees
7.Pico de Espadas333210,932West-Central Pyrenees
8.Cilindro de Marbore332510,909West-Central Pyrenees
9.Pico de la Maladeta330810,853West-Central Pyrenees
10.Pic Vignemale329910,823West-Central Pyrenees
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico de Aneto340411,168West-Central Pyrenees
2.Pic d'estats314210,308East-Central Pyrenees
3.Puigmal29109547Eastern Pyrenees
4.Pic du Midi d’Ossau28849462Western Pyrenees
5.Puntón de Guara20776814South-Central Pyrennees Foothills



Photos of Peaks in the Pyrenees

Pico de Aneto

The summit block of the Pico de Aneto is a shark's tooth rising above a small glacier (1985-07-25).
Monte Perdido

Monte Perdido lords over the head of the flat-bottomed Ordessa Valley in the Pyrennes (1985-07-15).
Cilindro de Marbore

The "cylinder" of Marbore indeed looks like a tree stump in this view from Monte Perdido (1985-07-15).
Pic de Coma Pedrosa

Coma Pedrosa is a big pile of rocks crowned by a squat cairn (1993-08-29).
Cavall Bernat
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Cavall Bernat, Montserrat (2005-04-10). Photo by Pere Rodés Muñoz.
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La Mola
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Monestir al cim de La Mola (Sant Llorenç de Munt) (2011-02-04). Photo by Pere Rodés Muñoz.
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