Kimsa Chata (Bolivia-Chile)

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Kimsa Chata
Nevados de Quimsachata and Guallatiri, 1990-00-00 SCN 0378.jpg
The Kimsa Chata volcanic group
Highest point
Elevation 6,052 m (19,856 ft)
Coordinates 18°23′S 69°03′W / 18.383°S 69.050°W / -18.383; -69.050Coordinates: 18°23′S 69°03′W / 18.383°S 69.050°W / -18.383; -69.050
Geography
Location Chile
Parent range Andes
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano

Kimsa Chata or Kimsachata (Aymara and Quechua kimsa three,[1] Pukina chata mountain,[2] "three mountains", Hispanicized Quimsa Chata, Quimsachata) is a 8 km (5 mi)-long volcanic complex on a north-south alignment along the border between Bolivia and Chile, overseeing Chungara Lake. It contains three peaks, all stratovolcanoes.

The group is formed - from north to south - by Umurata (5,730 m (18,799 ft)), Acotango (6,052 m (19,856 ft)) and Capurata (5,990 m (19,652 ft)) (also known as Cerro Elena Capurata). The active volcano Guallatiri (Wallatiri) west of Capurata is not part of the group.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ www.katari.org Aymara-Spanish dictionary: Kimsa (adj.) - Número Tres.
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Lengua Pukina en Jesús de Machaca, referring to Alfredo Torero ("Reflexión acerca del pukina escrito por Alfredo Torero ... Pukina <Chata> - Castellano Cerro - Palabras relacionadas en aymara Qullu") (English: mountain). ... Existencia de palabras pukinas en Jesús de Machaca: Qullunaka (cerros): Kimsa Chata

External links[edit]

Smithsonian Institution, volcanoes of Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/region.cfm?rnum=1505