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Seal of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park. Malaga

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The Sierra de las Nieves is a natural paradise that is located in the central western area of the province of Malaga. As a whole, the municipalities that are integrated into the scope of the newly declared National Park – Tolox, Istán, Benahavís, El Burgo, Yunquera, Parauta, Ronda, Monda, Casarabonela, Ojén, Alozaina, Serrato, Guaro and Igualeja – make up a mountain and rural territory in which human inhabitants have managed to maintain a perfect balance with nature over the centuries.

The impressive natural wealth of the Sierra de las Nieves is evident in its dreamlike landscapes, in its enormous variety of ecosystems and in the presence of unique species in the world, such as the pinsapo, rare and beautiful fir endemic to the south of the Iberian Peninsula, undisputed king of these mountains, where its most extensive and leafy forests are located.

But to this natural wealth that sustained its declaration as a Natural Park in 1989, an imposing cultural, historical and ethnological legacy is added, since from prehistory to the present day man populated these lands leaving on it the traces of Iberians and Romans, Arabs and Mozarabs, Christians and Moors.

The perfect conjunction of both elements, natural and human, throughout history led in 1995 to UNESCO to declare the Sierra de las Nieves as a whole as a "Biosphere Reserve". Since then this territory is part of the select club of places internationally recognized as of greatest biogeographical interest on the planet and chosen as a model of what has been called "Sustainable Development", that is, to make compatible the conservation of natural values with the rational use of resources.

The main massif of the Sierra de las Nieves dominates the landscape from any point of the region, being the main mountainous reference of the province of Malaga, and even of those of Cádiz and Seville, from which it is visible. Its imposing limestone mass reaches at the summit, the peak of La Torrecilla, 1,919 meters, although much of it always exceeds the level of 1,500. This results in several months a year the whole set is covered by a thick blanket of snow. A hard and ancient occupation of some inhabitants of the area, the so-called neveros,It consisted of collecting that snow during the cold winter and storing and preserving it in the snow pits to be able to take it as precious loot to towns and cities. It was for this reason that the snow not only gave name to these mountains but also gave it fame in much of Andalusia for the preciousness of the resource during the hot summers.

Water is the other characteristic element of the Sierra, and it is for its abundance, for its quality and for its purity. Precipitation is copious and frequent, caused by the entry of humid air from the nearby Atlantic Ocean and that turns into rain and snow when "colliding" with the mountain massif. If we add to this the limestone nature of its mountains, capable of "absorbing" much of that water in its underground structures and releasing it continuously and slowly through a multitude of springs we will have the explanation of why the Sierra de las Nieves is the authentic reservoir of water in all of Malaga, born from its bosom the rivers Grande, Turón, Verde and Guadalevín, the largest in the province, in addition to an innumerable number of streams and sources that supply human consumption and irrigation in nearby areas.



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  • Printing procedure: Offset

  • Paper: Coated, gummed, phosphorescent

  • Seal size: 57.6 x 40.9 mm

  • Effects in specification: Specification of 16

  • Postal value of stamps: 2.70 euros

  • Stretch: 134 .000

2,70 €

Description


COMPLETE WITH OK FORMAT



The Sierra de las Nieves is a natural paradise that is located in the central western area of the province of Malaga. As a whole, the municipalities that are integrated into the scope of the newly declared National Park – Tolox, Istán, Benahavís, El Burgo, Yunquera, Parauta, Ronda, Monda, Casarabonela, Ojén, Alozaina, Serrato, Guaro and Igualeja – make up a mountain and rural territory in which human inhabitants have managed to maintain a perfect balance with nature over the centuries.

The impressive natural wealth of the Sierra de las Nieves is evident in its dreamlike landscapes, in its enormous variety of ecosystems and in the presence of unique species in the world, such as the pinsapo, rare and beautiful fir endemic to the south of the Iberian Peninsula, undisputed king of these mountains, where its most extensive and leafy forests are located.

But to this natural wealth that sustained its declaration as a Natural Park in 1989, an imposing cultural, historical and ethnological legacy is added, since from prehistory to the present day man populated these lands leaving on it the traces of Iberians and Romans, Arabs and Mozarabs, Christians and Moors.

The perfect conjunction of both elements, natural and human, throughout history led in 1995 to UNESCO to declare the Sierra de las Nieves as a whole as a "Biosphere Reserve". Since then this territory is part of the select club of places internationally recognized as of greatest biogeographical interest on the planet and chosen as a model of what has been called "Sustainable Development", that is, to make compatible the conservation of natural values with the rational use of resources.

The main massif of the Sierra de las Nieves dominates the landscape from any point of the region, being the main mountainous reference of the province of Malaga, and even of those of Cádiz and Seville, from which it is visible. Its imposing limestone mass reaches at the summit, the peak of La Torrecilla, 1,919 meters, although much of it always exceeds the level of 1,500. This results in several months a year the whole set is covered by a thick blanket of snow. A hard and ancient occupation of some inhabitants of the area, the so-called neveros,It consisted of collecting that snow during the cold winter and storing and preserving it in the snow pits to be able to take it as precious loot to towns and cities. It was for this reason that the snow not only gave name to these mountains but also gave it fame in much of Andalusia for the preciousness of the resource during the hot summers.

Water is the other characteristic element of the Sierra, and it is for its abundance, for its quality and for its purity. Precipitation is copious and frequent, caused by the entry of humid air from the nearby Atlantic Ocean and that turns into rain and snow when "colliding" with the mountain massif. If we add to this the limestone nature of its mountains, capable of "absorbing" much of that water in its underground structures and releasing it continuously and slowly through a multitude of springs we will have the explanation of why the Sierra de las Nieves is the authentic reservoir of water in all of Malaga, born from its bosom the rivers Grande, Turón, Verde and Guadalevín, the largest in the province, in addition to an innumerable number of streams and sources that supply human consumption and irrigation in nearby areas.



COMPLETE WITH OK FORMAT

  • Printing procedure: Offset

  • Paper: Coated, gummed, phosphorescent

  • Seal size: 57.6 x 40.9 mm

  • Effects in specification: Specification of 16

  • Postal value of stamps: 2.70 euros

  • Stretch: 134 .000

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