Cordillera Real (Bolivia)

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Cordillera Real
Cordillera Real e Isla de la Luna en el Lago Titicaca - La Paz - Bolivia.jpg
Cordillera Real as seen from Lake Titicaca
Highest point
Peak Illimani
Elevation 21,122 ft (6,438 m)
Coordinates 16°39′14″S 67°47′05″W / 16.65389°S 67.78472°W / -16.65389; -67.78472
Dimensions
Length 125 km (78 mi)
Width 20 km (12 mi)
Geography
Country Bolivia
State/Province Altiplano
Range coordinates 17°00′S 67°10′W / 17°S 67.17°W / -17; -67.17Coordinates: 17°00′S 67°10′W / 17°S 67.17°W / -17; -67.17
Parent range Andes
Geology
Type of rock granite

The Cordillera Real is a mountain range in the South American Altiplano of Bolivia. This range of fold mountains, largely composed of granite, is located southeast of Lake Titicaca, and east of the Bolivian capital of La Paz, measuring 125 km in length and 20 km in width.[1] Despite the fact that it is only 17° south of the Equator, the Cordillera Real is relatively densely glaciated. This is due to its proximity to the Amazon lowlands with its associated moist air masses.

Mountains[edit]

Cordillera Real looking north with Illimani (foreground), Wayna Potosí (upper left) and Mururata (on the right)

The highest mountain in the range is Illimani at 6,438 metres (21,122 ft). Other notable peaks are:[2][3]

  • Janq'u Uma, 6,427 metres (21,086 ft)
  • Illampu, 6,368 metres (20,892 ft)
  • Ch'iyar Juqhu, 6,127 metres (20,102 ft)
  • Wayna Potosí, 6,088 metres (19,974 ft)
  • Chachakumani, 6,074 metres (19,928 ft)
  • Pico del Norte, 6,070 metres (19,915 ft)
  • Khunu Tawa, 5,981 metres (19,623 ft)
  • Mamaniri, 5,970 metres (19,587 ft)
  • Qullu Wich'inka, 5,970 metres (19,587 ft)
  • Wayna Illampu, 5,950 metres (19,521 ft)
  • Qutaña (Pico Schulze), 5,933 metres (19,465 ft)
  • Janq'u Piti, 5,918 metres (19,416 ft)
  • Qillwani, 5,912 metres (19,396 ft)
  • Pirámide, 5,906 metres (19,377 ft)
  • Kimsa Qullu, 5,893 metres (19,334 ft)
  • Qalsata, 5,874 metres (19,272 ft)
  • Mururata, 5,871 metres (19,262 ft)
  • Laram Quta, 5,840 metres (19,160 ft)
  • Q'asiri, 5,828 metres (19,121 ft)
  • Kunturiri, 5,648 metres (18,530 ft)
  • Wila Lluxi, 5,596 metres (18,360 ft)
  • Paqu Kiwuta, 5,589 metres (18,337 ft)
  • Chuyma Ch'iyara, 5,578 metres (18,301 ft)
  • Sirk'i Qullu, 5,546 metres (18,196 ft)
  • Janq'u Laya, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft)
  • Warawarani, 5,604 metres (18,386 ft)
  • Janq'u Uyu, 5,512 metres (18,084 ft)
  • Jisk'a Pata, 5,508 metres (18,071 ft)
  • Milluni, 5,483 metres (17,989 ft)
  • Patapatani, 5,452 metres (17,887 ft)
  • Chiqapa, 5,450 metres (17,881 ft)
  • Jach'a Pata, 5,424 metres (17,795 ft)
  • Chacaltaya, 5,421 metres (17,785 ft)
  • Jathi Qullu, 5,421 metres (17,785 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travel map of the Andes". Nelles Map. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Cordillera Real Topographical Map, Bolivia". summitpost.org. Retrieved August 24, 2014.  (north is upper left)
  3. ^ "Batallas". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved August 24, 2014.  (unnamed)