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The Sierra de Cazorla, Segura & Las Villas Natural Park: Quick facts
- The Sierra de Cazorla Natural, Segura & Las Villas Natural Park covers 214,336 hectares.
- It comprises three separately defined mountain ranges (sierras), Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas.
- The highest peak in the Natural Park is Pico Banderillas at 1,993 metres, the lowest point being some 600 metres above sea level.
- It is the largest protected space in Spain and one of the largest in Europe.
- It is the source of the Guadalquivir, the most important river that crosses Andalusia and enters the Atlantic between the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva.
- The Sierra de Cazorla, Segura & Las Villas Natural Park was named Reserve of the Biosphere in 1983 and Ornithological Special Zone of Protection in 1988 by the European Union.
- There are 24 plants considered unique to the area, of which some are in danger of extinction.
- Many fruits and vegetables are locally produced, as is as the “segureña” sheep, bred purely for its top quality meat.