Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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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
Sierra Nevada map.png
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

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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 oreeginal on 2010-12-05.
  3. "Sierra Nevada". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  4. "The Sierra Nevada Region". USCB Biogeography lab. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2011-05-14.
  5. Muir, John (1894). Chapter 1: The Sierra Nevada. The Mountains of California. Retrieved 2010-05-29. External link 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.