The Ordesa Valley

Natural Parks in Aragón

Above Image By Heparina1985 – Valley of Ordesa, Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Spain

The province of Aragón

Covering an area of 47720 km2 (18420 sq mi),[3] the region’s terrain ranges diversely from permanent glaciers to verdant valleys, rich pasture lands and orchards, through to the arid steppe plains of the central lowlands.

Aragon is home to many rivers, most notably, the river Ebro, Spain’s largest river in volume, which runs west to east across the entire region through the province of Zaragoza. It is also home to the highest mountains of the Pyrenees.

Natural or National?

Natural Parks in Spain - Aragón
Natural Parks in Spain – Aragón

In Spain, a natural park (Spanish: parque natural) is a natural space protected for its biology, geology, or landscape.

As is to be expected, natural parks focus their main attention on the conservation and maintenance of flora, fauna, and terrain. Natural parks may be maritime or terrestrial and can be in the mountains, along the coasts, in the desert.

Human habitation and Agriculture has affected in one way or another the habitats in a natural park area.

A National park (Spanish: parque nacional) Has the same if not more protection status. More of a wilderness area less impacted by human habitation and exploitation.

Aragón has 3 natural Parks and one National Park

  1. Ordesa y Monte Perdido (National Park)
  2. Posets Maladeta
  3. Sierra y Cañones
  4. Moncayo

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