Sierra Nevada de Mérida

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Sierra Nevada de Merida
Bolívar usgs.jpg
Remnants of Espejo Glacier on the southwestern face of Pico Bolívar
Highest point
Peak Pico Bolívar
Elevation 16,342 ft (4,981 m)
Coordinates 8°34′12.61″N 71°00′45.32″W / 8.5701694°N 71.0125889°W / 8.5701694; -71.0125889Coordinates: 8°34′12.61″N 71°00′45.32″W / 8.5701694°N 71.0125889°W / 8.5701694; -71.0125889
Dimensions
Length 200 mi (320 km) Southeast-Northwest
Geography
Country Venezuela
States Merida and Barinas
Geology
Period Precambrian

The Sierra Nevada de Mérida is the highest mountain range in the largest massif in Venezuela, the Cordillera de Mérida, which in turn is part of the northern extent of the Cordillera de los Andes (Andes Mountains). The Sierra Nevada de Mérida includes the highest peaks in Venezuela, Pico Bolívar, which has an elevation of 4,981 metres (16,342 ft), Pico Humboldt, Pico Bonpland and others.

The Sierra Nevada National Park is a protected area within the range.

Snow in the Sierra Nevada de Mérida.

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