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Central Andes

Region(s):
South America, Peru: (Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Departamento de Moquegua, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Región de Huánuco, Región de San Martín, Tacna, Ucayali), Bolivia: (Departamento de Chuquisaca, Departamento de Cochabamba, Departamento de La Paz, Departamento de Potosí, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Tarija, El Beni, Oruro), Chile: (Antofagasta, Atacama, Tarapacá), Argentina: (Provincia de Catamarca, Provincia de Jujuy, Salta)
Parent Range: Andes
Max. Elevation: 6 893 m / 22 615 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 1 801 miles / 2 900 km
Average Width: 200-700 miles / 124-435 km

Overview

Range Name(s):
Central Andes
Max. Elevation:
6 893 m / 22 615 ft
Region(s):
South America
Location:
South America, Peru: (Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Departamento de Moquegua, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Región de Huánuco, Región de San Martín, Tacna, Ucayali), Bolivia: (Departamento de Chuquisaca, Departamento de Cochabamba, Departamento de La Paz, Departamento de Potosí, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Tarija, El Beni, Oruro), Chile: (Antofagasta, Atacama, Tarapacá), Argentina: (Provincia de Catamarca, Provincia de Jujuy, Salta)
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Geology:
Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line:
5 500-6 500 m / 18 045-21 326 ft
Average Length:
1 801 miles / 2 900 km
Average Width:
200-700 miles / 124-435 km
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Location

South America, Peru: (Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Departamento de Moquegua, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Región de Huánuco, Región de San Martín, Tacna, Ucayali), Bolivia: (Departamento de Chuquisaca, Departamento de Cochabamba, Departamento de La Paz, Departamento de Potosí, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Tarija, El Beni, Oruro), Chile: (Antofagasta, Atacama, Tarapacá), Argentina: (Provincia de Catamarca, Provincia de Jujuy, Salta)
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    The highest volcano in the world - Ojos del Salado (6 893 meters) is located in the Central Andes, so climbers who gathering the "7 Volcanoes" sooner or later will visit this mountain range. But apart from the Ojos del Salado the Central Andes can satisfy the most discerning fans of outdoor-activities. Peruvian Andes are known for their beautiful snow-capped peaks, such as Alpamayo and Huascarán. There are also several very famous hiking routes such as "Trekking to Machu Picchu" and "Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash".
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    The Central Andes are the vast mountain range located in Peru, Bolivia and some provinces of Chili and Argentina. It consists of several big ranges such as Peruvian Andes, Bolivian Andes, Plateau Altiplano and Puna de Atacama. The highest volcano in the world - Ojos del Salado (6893 meters) - is located within the Puna de Atacama. The widest part of the Andes is situated in the Plateau Altiplano with more than 700 kilometers average width.
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    The bulk of the Central Andes lie within Bolivian and Peruvian territory while its southern parts lie in Chile and Argentina.
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    The Altiplano plateau in the Central Andes is the second largest in the world after the Tibetan Plateau. It lies in the border regions of Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina and it is a vast plateau with lot of volcanoes and salt marshes.

     

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