Cordillera Central (Colombia)

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Cordillera Central (Central Andes)
Cordillera Centrale de Colombia.jpg
Highest point
Peak Nevado del Huila [1]
Elevation 5,364 m (17,598 ft)
Dimensions
Length 1,023 km (636 mi) north-south
Area 129,737 km2 (50,092 sq mi)
Geography
Country Colombia

The Cordillera Central (English: Central Andes) is the highest of the three branches of the Colombian Andes. The range extends from south to north dividing from the Colombian Massif in Cauca Department to the Serranía de San Lucas in Bolivar Departments. The highest peak is Nevado del Huila at 5,364 m (17,598 ft).

Geography[edit]

The range is bounded by the Cauca and Magdalena river valleys to the west and east, respectively.

Highest Peaks[edit]

Protected Areas[edit]

Otún Lake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevado del Huila, Colombia". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Volcano Info: Nevado del Huila". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 June 2014.