West-Central Pyrenees

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointPico de Aneto (3404 m/11,168 ft)
CountriesFrance (78%), Spain (22%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes (46%), Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées (32%), Aragón (13%), Catalonia (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area44,894 sq km / 17,334 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent462 km / 287 mi North-South
238 km / 148 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 32' N; 0° 2' W
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Map of West-Central 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 West-Central Pyrenees.
PyreneesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Western PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West-Central PyreneesLevel 4
                 North Pyrenee PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 Balaitous AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Gavarnie-Ordessa AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bigorre AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Posets AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 MaladetaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bizberri-Montario-Montseny AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 RibagorzaLevel 5 (Child)
         South-Central Pyrennees FoothillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East-Central PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Eastern PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the West-Central Pyrenees

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Pico de Aneto340411,168Maladeta
2.Posets336911,053Posets Area
3.Pico Maldito335010,991Maladeta
4.Monte Perdido334810,984Gavarnie-Ordessa Area
5.Punta de Astorg334310,968Maladeta
6.Pico del Medio334010,958Maladeta
7.Pico de Espadas333210,932Posets Area
8.Cilindro de Marbore332510,909Gavarnie-Ordessa Area
9.Pico de la Maladeta330810,853Maladeta
10.Pic Vignemale329910,823Gavarnie-Ordessa Area
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 NamemftRange5
1.Pico de Aneto340411,168Maladeta
2.Posets336911,053Posets Area
3.Monte Perdido334810,984Gavarnie-Ordessa Area
4.Pic Long319210,472Bigorre Area
5.Balaïtous314410,315Balaitous Area
6.Pic de Comaloforno30299938Bizberri-Montario-Montseny Area
8.Mont de Chapelle Saint Roch3771237North Pyrenee Piedmont

Photos of Peaks in the West-Central 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).

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