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Cantabrian Mountains


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A range of northern Spain extending about 483 km (300 mi) along the coast of the Bay of Biscay from the Pyrenees to Cape Finisterre. It rises to 2,649.8 m (8,688 ft) at Torre de Cerredo.

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  • n. a range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay


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  • Whereabouts in Asturias, Leone, Valencia, Borgo, Alava in Northern Spain, the Cantabrian Mountains here are going to get snow.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • If thats not your style, visit Bodegas Ysios, which backs up to the craggy Cantabrian Mountains, and has more orderly undulations than Riscal.

    A Year of Wine

  • Cantabrian Mountains (which separate it from the Province of Oviedo on the north) from the peak of Guiña (6570 feet) to the Peña Vieja

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • From north to west it is drained by the Sil and its tributaries, which receive the waters flowing from the southern slope of the Cantabrian Mountains, from the Peña Rubia

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Cosmo decided to run into the Bay of Biscay, skirting its southern coast in order to get a view of the Cantabrian Mountains, many of whose peaks, he thought, ought still to lie well above the level of the water.

    The Second Deluge

  • In 711, North African Moors sailed across the straits, swept into Andalusia, and within a few years, pushed the Visigoths up the peninsula to the Cantabrian Mountains.


  • Until now, the large bat had been located in mountainous regions such as the Eastern Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Mountains, the central mountain range or open Mediterranean landscapes where oaks, holm oaks and pines dominate. News Feed

  • The Cotobello is a new climb up an old mining road that was only recently paved in 2004 near Aller along the rugged Cantabrian Mountains.

    VeloNews | The Journal of Competitive Cycling

  • A day or so later the IInd Corps was heading over the difficult Cantabrian Mountains to Saldana, for Soult was determined not to be left out of the “kill” if it lay within the power of his determination and the capacity of his men’s legs to reach the critical theater before the coup de grâce.



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