Serranía de las Minas

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Serranía de las Minas
Serranía de las Minas is located in Colombia
Serranía de las Minas
Highest point
Elevation 2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Coordinates 2°09′36″N 76°10′055″W / 2.16000°N 76.18194°W / 2.16000; -76.18194Coordinates: 2°09′36″N 76°10′055″W / 2.16000°N 76.18194°W / 2.16000; -76.18194
Dimensions
Area 156 km2 (60 sq mi)
Geography
Country Colombia
State/Province Huila

The Serranía de las Minas is a mountainous region in the Central Andes near Puracé National Natural Park in the Department of Huila of Colombia. This area gives rise to the waters of the Magdalena River. It is proposed as a Flora and Fauna Sanctuary for the existence of primary montane forest and habitat for many important species of amphibians, mammals, and birds.[1]

Geography[edit]

The mountains are located within the municipalities of Tarqui, La Plata, La Argentina, El Pital, and Oporapa and encompasses an area of approximately 156 square kilometres (60 sq mi). The highest mountain peaks reach up to 2,700 metres (8,900 ft).[2]

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