The Pyrenees are a chain of mountains that extend from the Gulf of Gascony to the Gulf of Lyon. In age the Pyrenees are part of the Alpine system but are different from the french alps in several ways: their highest points are lower, but their valleys are more elevated; the glaciers are smaller than those of the Alps. The Pyrenees chain has three parts: Western, Central, and Eastern. Forming the French border with Spain, the French area of the Pyrenees, like the Spanish, has an agricultural economy and is inhabited by such groups as Basques, Catalans, Béarnais, Andorrans, and Aragonese. There are thermal springs and winter sports facilities.

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