Catalan Mediterranean System

Geomorphologic map of Catalonia (The green Southern Zone extends 80 km further south into the Valencian community):

The Catalan Mediterranean System, also known as Mediterranean System, Transversal Ibero-Pyrenaean System, and Catalanid System,[1] is a wide coastal geographical region in Catalonia. It is made up of a double system of coastal mountain chains: The Catalan Coastal Range and the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, as well as the Catalan Coastal Depression and other coastal and pre-coastal plains located among those mountain ranges.


Geologically the Catalan Mediterranean System is the result of a tectonic uplift, about 300 km long and roughly 50 km wide.

Transversally the system can be divided in three zones:

See also


  1. Josep Guitart i Duran, Maria del Tura Bolòs et al. Història agrària dels Països Catalans (Volum 1) Antiguitat, 2005, ISBN 978-84-475-2895-0

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Coordinates: 41°41′21.56″N 2°34′39.6″E / 41.6893222°N 2.577667°E / 41.6893222; 2.577667

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