La Garrotxa

La Garrotxa Located north of Catalonia, in the upper basin of the river Fluvia, headers Muga.

In this region you can see two completely different types of landscape. On the southern half of the area there is over 40 volcanoes and lava mudflow, forming a gentle landscape with few slopes, Protected by Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of ​​the Garrotxa, from the valley of the river Fluvia in north, the landscape changes dramatically, becoming steeper and steeper cliffs and canyons. It is theAlta Garrotxa, a Natural Area protected.

All these spaces, together with other, like the river Fluvia, part of the Nature Network 2000, a European initiative to protect the most unique natural areas, various, rare, preserved, representativius, fragile and vulnerable to connect with other areas with the same features.

The climate of the Garrotxa is Mediterranean. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, and winter is the driest season. The frequent rains generate cool summers, while the influence of Pyrenees winters are cold.

The vegetation is a reflection of the climate. While the’Alta Garrotxa and east of the county there is a sector of Mediterranean vegetation,, the rest of the county is covered by sub-Mediterranean vegetation that happens in the most humid Atlantic, as in Bianya Valley. The oak is characteristic of the sunny slopes of the eastern, with relatively dry and hot, the oak forest is predominant in other areas, and beech forest is found in the wetter areas. The plansOlot, the natural species most characteristic is the common oak, but today their presence has decreased in small forests located around the city.

 

 

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