Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

The Sierra Nevada (/siˈɛrə nˈvɑːdə/ or /nˈvædə/, Spaingie: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snawy range[6]) is a moontain range in the wastren Unitit States, atween the Central Valley o Californie an the Basin an Range Province.

Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada aerial.jpg
The Sierra's Mills Creek cirque (center) is on the wast side of the Sierra Crest, sooth o Mono Loch (tap, blue).
Heichest pynt
PeakMoont Whitney
Elevation14,505 ft (4,421 m) [1]
Coordinates36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.578580925°N 118.29199495°W / 36.578580925; -118.29199495Coordinates: 36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.578580925°N 118.29199495°W / 36.578580925; -118.29199495
Dimensions
Lenth400 mi (640 km) north-sooth frae Fredonyer Pass tae Tehachapi Pass[2]
Weenth65 mi (105 km) [3]
Aurie24,370 sq mi (63,100 km2) [4]
Namin
Etymology1777: Spainyie for "snawy moontain range"
Nicknamethe Sierra, the High Sierra, the Sierras, Range of Light (1894, John Muir)[5]
Geografie
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Poseetion o Sierra Nevada inside Californie
KintraUnitit States
StatesCalifornie and Nevada
Range coordinates37°43′51″N 119°34′22″W / 37.73083°N 119.57278°W / 37.73083; -119.57278
Geology
Age o rockMesozoic
Teep o rockbatholith and igneous

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Mount Whitney". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  2. "Sierra Nevada". Ecological Subregions of California. United States Forest Service. Archived frae the original on 5 December 2010.
  3. "Sierra Nevada". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 29 Mey 2010.
  4. "The Sierra Nevada Region". USCB Biogeography lab. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2011.
  5. Muir, John (1894). Chapter 1: The Sierra Nevada. The Mountains of California. Retrieved 29 Mey 2010. freemit airtin in |work= (help)
  6. Carlson, Helen S. (1976). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-87417-094-8.