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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Pyrénées - Mont Perdu, France/Spain

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Peak of Midi d'Ossau, Bélarn, France
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Pyrénées is a mountain range straddling the border of France and Spain. They form a natural boundary separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe.

Mount Perdu, which rises to a height of 3355 meters, is the third highest peak in the Pyrénées. The name Mount Perdu (Monte Perdido in Spanish and Mont Perdu in French) means "lost mountrain".


French Pyrenees
French Pyrenees
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The Pyrénées includes the largest and deepest canyons in Europe, located on the Spanish side of the mountain range. There are also pastoral landscape within the mountainous terrain that has sustained an agricultural way of life that is now lost elsewhere in Europe. The landscape of villages and farms in the Pyrén&eacure;es represent an exceptional glimpse into past European society.

Pyrénées - Mont Perdu was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Naples, Italy, on 1-6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 42 41 7.512 E 0 0 1.8
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Mixed
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, V, VII, VIII

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