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Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 2011
Location: Europe, Spain, north-western coast, Majorca
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Description: The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana located on a sheer-sided mountain range parallel to the north-western coast of the island of Mallorca. Millennia of agriculture in an environment with scarce resources has transformed the terrain and displays an articulated network of devices for the management of water revolving around farming units of feudal origins. The landscape is marked by agricultural terraces and inter-connected water works - including water mills - as well as dry stone constructions and farms. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Serra de Tramuntana (Spanish: Sierra de Tramontana) is a mountain range running southwest-northeast which forms the northern backbone of the Spanish island of Majorca. It is also the name given to the comarca of the same area. On the 27th June 2011 The Tramuntana Range was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO as an area of great Physical and Cultural significance. Its highest peak is the Puig Major, which, at its 1,445 metres is the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands. The Serra de Na Burguesa is the southernmost portion of the Tramuntana Range. The climate in the Tramuntana Range is significantly wetter than the rest of the island, recording as much as 1507 mm (59.3 inch) of precipitation per year, in comparison with some other parts of the island where annual rainfall is less than 400mm (15 inch). It is also cooler due to the height and a few days of snow are not unusual during winter. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia.
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