Sierra Nevada del Cocuy

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Parque Natural Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican
Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican National Natural Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Pico Pan de Azucar.JPG
Pan de Azúcar (5120 m) in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy
Map showing the location of Parque Natural Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican
Map showing the location of Parque Natural Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican
Location Departments of Arauca, Boyacá and Casanare
Nearest city Tame, Arauca, Colombia
Coordinates 06°26′00″N 72°17′00″W / 6.43333°N 72.28333°W / 6.43333; -72.28333Coordinates: 06°26′00″N 72°17′00″W / 6.43333°N 72.28333°W / 6.43333; -72.28333
Area 3,062 km2 (1,182 sq mi)
Established 1977
Governing body SINAP

The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican National Natural Park (or Sierra Nevada de Chita or Sierra Nevada de Güicán, Spanish: Parque Natural Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican is a national park and a set of highlands within the Cordillera Oriental mountain range in the Andes Mountains of Colombia.

Snow peaks[edit]

The Park area contains several high peaks covered with snow:[1]

Pan de Azúcar (5120m), Diamante (4800 m), el Púlpito del Diablo (5100 m), Toti (4800 m), Portales (4800 m), Cóncavo (5200 m), Concavito (5100 m), San Pablines South (5180 m) and North (5200 m), Ritacuba Blanco (5330 m), Picacho (5030 m), Puntiagudo (5200 m), Ritacuba Negro (5300 m), el Castillo (5100 m), peak without name (5000 m), Sirara (5200 m).

An 1856 watercolor by Manuel María Paz is an early depiction of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in Casanare Province.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Cocuy Boyacá"(Spanish) (Retrieved on January 6, 2008)
  2. ^ Paz, Manuel María. "View of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Chita, or Güicán, from Moreno, Province of Casanare". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-05-21.