Sierra Nevada, mountain range, Spain

Sierra Nevada syāˈrä nāväˈᵺä [key], chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's highest peak is Mulhacén (11,411 ft/3,478 m). The range, which contains Spain's largest national park, is popular with skiers.

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