Cordillera Apolobamba

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Apolobamba
Lake Suches.png
Such'i Lake in the Apolobamba Integrated Management Natural Area
Highest point
Peak Chawpi Urqu
Elevation 6,044 m (19,829 ft)
Coordinates 14°39′S 69°14′W / 14.650°S 69.233°W / -14.650; -69.233Coordinates: 14°39′S 69°14′W / 14.650°S 69.233°W / -14.650; -69.233
Geography
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Satellite image of Apolobamba
Countries Peru and Bolivia
Parent range Andes

Apolobamba (Cordillera (de) Apolobamba) is a mountain range in the South American Andes.

Geographical Location[edit]

It is located in the eastern borderland of Peru and Bolivia. On the Bolivian side it is situated in the La Paz Department and on the Peruvian side it lies in the Puno Region. It stretches across a distance of 50 km from east to west and 30 km from north to south.

Curva, the main locality of the Kallawaya-people, is located 3,800 m above sea level.

Mountains[edit]

The highest mountain in the range is Chawpi Urqu, also known as Wisk'achani, at 6,044 metres (19,829 ft). Other notable peaks are:[1][2][3][4][5]

  • Akamani, 5,400 metres (17,717 ft)
  • Allqamarini, 4,920 metres (16,142 ft)
  • Apachita Pura Pura, 5,360 metres (17,585 ft)
  • Asu Q'arani, 5,580 metres (18,307 ft)
  • Canisaya, 5,706 metres (18,720 ft)
  • Chawpi Urqu, 4,617 metres (15,148 ft)
  • Chuqichampi, 5,000 metres (16,404 ft)
  • Chuquyu, 5,546 metres (18,196 ft)
  • Cuchillo, 5,655 metres (18,553 ft)
  • Chapi, 5,400 metres (17,717 ft)
  • Ch'uxñaquta, 5,300 metres (17,388 ft)
  • Iskay Cruz Rit'i, 5,200 metres (17,060 ft)
  • Khunuyu, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
  • Jach'a Waracha, 5,540 metres (18,176 ft)
  • Janq'u Uma, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
  • Jichu Qullu, 5,423 metres (17,792 ft)
  • Katantika, 5,630 metres (18,471 ft)
  • Kulli Pata, 4,800 metres (15,748 ft)
  • Kuntur Ikiña, 5,100 metres (16,732 ft)
  • K'usilluni, 4,600 metres (15,092 ft)
  • Luq'u Pawchinta, 5,000 metres (16,404 ft)
  • Machu Such'i Qhuchi, 5,679 metres (18,632 ft)
  • Manqu Qhapaq
  • Nubi, 5,710 metres (18,734 ft)
  • Palumani, 5,723 metres (18,776 ft)

Lakes[edit]

The largest lake in the range is Such'i Lake. Such'i is what the Aymara and Quechua people call a little fish which lives in the cold waters of the lakes and rivers of the Altiplano.[6] Other lakes are listed below:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BIGM map 1:100,000 3041 Pelechuco
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Sandia Province and Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, Bolivia, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  4. ^ John Biggar, The Andes - A Guide for Climbers
  5. ^ "Curva". ine.gob.bo. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)

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