Sierra Carapé

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Sierra Carapé
A rocky summit in this range of hills.
Highest point
Peak Cerro Catedral (Cathedral Hill)
Elevation 513.66 m (1,685.2 ft)
Coordinates 34°22′55.9″S 54°40′27.7″W / 34.382194°S 54.674361°W / -34.382194; -54.674361
Sierra Carapé is located in Uruguay
Sierra Carapé
Country Uruguay
Range coordinates 34°20′S 54°39′W / 34.333°S 54.650°W / -34.333; -54.650Coordinates: 34°20′S 54°39′W / 34.333°S 54.650°W / -34.333; -54.650
Parent range Cuchilla Grande
Age of rock Precambrian
Type of rock Granite, gneiss

Sierra Carapé or Sierra de Carapé is a hill range located in Maldonado Department, in southern Uruguay. The range crosses the Maldonado Department from west to east and enters the Rocha Department.

Local demarcation[edit]

It constitutes the border between the departments of Lavalleja and Maldonado, in south-eastern Uruguay. This hill range constitutes part of a larger range named Cuchilla Grande.

Highest point in Uruguay[edit]

This range has the highest point of the country, the Cerro Catedral, with 513.66 metres (1,685.24 feet) of altitude.

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