Western Pyrenees

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointPic du Midi d'Ossau (2884 m/9462 ft)
CountriesSpain (61%), France (39%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNavarra (44%), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (39%), Aragón (12%), Basque Country (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area13,503 sq km / 5,213 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent179 km / 111 mi North-South
153 km / 95 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 56' N; 1° 15' W
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Map of Western Pyrenees
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PyreneesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Western PyreneesLevel 4
         West-Central PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South-Central Pyrennees FoothillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East-Central PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Eastern PyreneesLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Western Pyrenees

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Pic du Midi d'Ossau28849462 
3.Peña Retona27709088 
4.Peña Telera27629062 
6.Pico de la Garganta de Aisa26438671 
8.Pico Anayet25748445 
9.Vertice del Anayet25558383 
10.Pic d'Anie25048215 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Western Pyrenees

Mesa de los Tres Reyes
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Highest point in Navarre, and in the greater Basque Country (Euskal Herria). Here I am with Javi from Soria, whom I met on the way up. This little castle represents one of the castles of Navarre. :) (2020-07-07). Photo by Iona Feldman.
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On the way to the summit of the Jaizkibel. We can see the Bidasoa, who separates France and Spain (2017-04-29). Photo by James Topos.
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