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Santander, Cantabria
Northern Spain

Cantabria está situada en la cornisa Cantábrica, nombre dado a la franja de tierra existente entre el mar Cantábrico y la cordillera Cantábrica, en el norte de la Península Ibérica. Posee un clima oceánico húmedo y de temperaturas moderadas, fuertemente influenciado por los vientos del océano Atlántico que chocan contra las montañas. La precipitación media es de 1.200 mm, lo que permite el crecimiento de frondosa vegetación. Su mayor elevación se localiza en el pico de Torre Blanca (2.619 metros). Cantabria es la región más rica del mundo en yacimientos arqueológicos del Paleolítico Superior, aunque los primeros signos de ocupación humana datan del Paleolítico Inferior. Destacan en este aspecto las pinturas de la cueva de Altamira, datada entre el 16.000 y 9.000 a. de C. y declarada, junto a otras nueve cuevas cántabras más, Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco.

Copyright: Daniel Font
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 26/07/2011
Uploaded: 29/09/2011
Updated: 23/03/2015
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Tags: provincia; cantabria; turismo
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