Cerro del Bolsón

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Cerro del Bolsón
Cerro del Bolsón is located in Argentina
Cerro del Bolsón
Cerro del Bolsón
Location in Argentina
Highest point
Elevation 5,552 m (18,215 ft) [1]
Prominence 3,252 m (10,669 ft) [1]
Ranked 69th
Isolation 122 kilometres (76 mi)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 27°12′51″S 66°05′39″W / 27.21417°S 66.09417°W / -27.21417; -66.09417Coordinates: 27°12′51″S 66°05′39″W / 27.21417°S 66.09417°W / -27.21417; -66.09417[1]
Naming
Translation Mountain of the Handbag (Spanish)
Geography
Location Tucumán, Argentina
Parent range Aconquija Range

Cerro del Bolsón is a mountain in the Aconquija Range of Argentina, in Tucumán province. It is the highest point of a significant eastern spur of the main range of the Andes, east of the Puna de Atacama region. It lies about 200 kilometres east of Ojos del Salado, the highest point in the Puna de Atacama.

While not of great height compared to the 6000 metre-plus peaks of the main chain of the Andes to the west, Bolsón is notable for its high topographic prominence (it ranks 69th in the world), resulting from its separation from the main chain by a relatively low saddle.

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  1. ^ a b c "Northern Argentina/Chile high-prominence peaks". peaklist.org. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 

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