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Kukenán Tepui
Kukenan Tepuy at Sunset.jpg
Kukenan Tepui
Highest point
Elevation2,680 m (8,790 ft)
Coordinates5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611Coordinates: 5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611
Kukenán Tepui is located in Venezuela
Kukenán Tepui
Kukenán Tepui
Location of Kukenan Tepui
Parent rangeGuiana Highlands
Mountain typePlateau
Easiest routeHike

Kukenán, also known as Matawi or Cuquenán, is a tepui in Bolívar State, Guayana Region, Venezuela. It has an estimated surface area of 2185 hectares (equivalent to 21.85 square kilometres). It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end of the tepui.[1]

Kukenán is located in Canaima National Park. Next to Kukenán, to the southeast, is Mount Roraima, a better known tepui. Kukenán is more difficult to climb, so it is ascended much less frequently than Mount Roraima.[2]

Canaima National Park is also home to the highest waterfall in the world, which is located in Auyán Tepui.[3]

Scenery on top of Kukenán provided inspiration for the 2009 film Up.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kukenaam, Salto Archived 11 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. World Waterfall Database.
  2. ^ Kukenan Tepui. SummitPost. 24 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Kukenan Tepui : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost". www.summitpost.org.

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