Portugal elevation map
Map of Portugal elevation. Portugal elevation map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Portugal elevation map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Mount Pico (Ponta do Pico, in Portuguese) is a stratovolcano and the highest point on Pico Island in the Azores. It reaches an altitude of 2,351 meters (7,713 ft) above sea level, which makes it the highest elevation point in Portugal and also in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Pico is more than twice the elevation of any other peak in the Azores. Pico Alto the round crater about 500 meters (1,600 ft) in diameter and 30 meters deep tops the volcano, with Piquinho (Pico Pequeno) a small volcanic cone rising 70 meters within it to form the true summit as its shown in Portugal elevation map. Historical eruptions of Pico have occurred from vents on its flanks rather than the summit crater. In 1562–64, an eruption on the southeast flank produced lava flows which reached the sea. Another flank eruption in 1718 also produced flows which reached the coast. The most recent eruption occurred in December 1720.
Less than one-eighth of Portugal rises above 2,300 feet (700 metres). Most of the country mountains are north of the Tagus River, which flows northeast to southwest and divides the country. North of the Tagus, more than nine-tenths of the land rises above 1,300 feet (400 metres); in the south, only one range, São Mamede, surpasses 3,200 feet (1,000 metres) as its mentioned in Portugal elevation map. Portugal lowest elevation is found at the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Lowest Natural Point On The Surface Of Land: Shores Of Caspian Sea, 92 feet below sea levelT 20% (1993 est. Mountainous and hilly north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south, Elevation extremes: The torre [tower] which marks this point is accessible by a paved road.