Falla de Nigüelas

Falla de Nigüelas Type: Natural Landmark Province: Granada Municipality: Nigüelas
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Monumento Natural Falla de Nigüelas
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At the foot of the village of Nigüelas you will find this huge geological fault. It is an enormous section of terrain, rich in marble, with an unusual light colour. It was formed though tension in the earth's crust that broke up and moved the rocky blocks that form the fault.

These geological movements are caused by the liberation of unimaginable amounts of energy inside the earth, capable of breaking up and moving huge blocks of terrain. This fault is particularly interesting because it is relatively recent. You can see the striation and fissures caused by the blocks rubbing together. These formations are not usually so easily visible, making this site an important educational resource for understanding diverse, complicated geological phenomena.

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Extension: 8 hectares Date of declaration: 23/11/2001 Environmental units:Alta Montaña Bética mountain Routes:Granada by the TransAndalus

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    El privilegiado lugar de la Laguna de Padul se encuentra situado en la vertiente suroccidental del macizo de Sierra Nevada, a escasa distancia de la villa de El Padul. La zona, protegida como área de Reserva dentro del Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada, ocupa una superficie próxima a 300 Has. La mayor parte de la misma está compuesta por terrenos de labor y aproximadamente unas 60 Has. se encuentran encharcadas y cubierta de vegetación palustre. En época lluviosa esta última se incrementa considerablemente.

    Por su riqueza biológica, así como por su interés geológico, este humedal está considerado como uno de los más importantes del sureste peninsular, hay que añadirle un interés desde el punto de vista científico, como la de ser un referente indiscutible para los estudiosos del paleoambiente de la región mediterránea y lugar donde aparecen, con cierta frecuencia, restos de mamut y otros animales prehistóricos.

    En el caso de la Laguna del Padul esta importancia, si cabe, es aún mayor por tratarse de la única zona húmeda natural de la provincia de Granada, en una provincia con un elevadísimo porcentaje de desertización, y por ser lugar de asentamiento y paso de numerosas aves. Se han llegado a contabilizar hasta, un total de 158 especies distintas.

    Municipality:Padul
    Province:Granada

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Municipality:Nigüelas
Province:Granada

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